Friday, February 14, 2014
There and back again.
The snow is melting off. There's still a lot of it out there but if tomorrow is warm, I think it will be gone. The dogs and I trekked down to the hard surface county road, and it was relatively dry.
This is the old forest service road I use to get down the mountain to the paved county road. Strangely, there were no tire tracks on it at all. Usually after a snow young people come out into the forest on their four wheelers or in four wheel drive vehicles, but there were no tire tracks. There were lots of animal tracks though. I saw possum tracks, deer and raccoon tracks, and bear tracks. Also lots of canine type tracks but I can't tell if they were coyote, dogs, or our little Red Wolves from Florida. Probably coyote and dog tracks. I am not Daniel Boone but those are all relatively easy to recognize.
Here's the creek at the foot of the mountain. It's between 3 and 4 feet deep in most places, and the water is not polluted because it comes out of the national forest. There is nobody up in those woods to throw trash in it or whatever. There's not a lot of water in it right now, it's much prettier in the summer. There's one deep pool with flat river rocks at the bottom where my kids used to swim when they were little.
This oak tree down by the gate is still alive, and growing that way. It's on the bank of a spring that comes up on my property, and has just leaned over across the road but it's not dead.
It was nice to get out for awhile.