|We made it as far as this large Tulip Poplar.|
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Well, we had some hiking planned for today, but not a whole lot happened due to the weather. It wasn't actually rain that changed our plans though, it was lightening. We got up this morning, packed up camp, and hit the road (some curvy, steep, mountain ones). When we got to Bad Branch State Nature Preserve, it was later than we had anticipated, so instead of hiking up to High Rock,
but the weather got progressively worse. We got back to the vehicles just before all hell broke loose. It was about an hour of hard rain, lightning and wind. We decided to wait for the storm to clear and give the tour another go. However, we were once again foiled by the weather after a quick start on the trail. Oh well, we might never see all the big trees at Lilley Cornett Woods.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
After our bike ride we did some grocery shopping in the town of Norton, Virginia. Then we headed up, up, up to High Knob recreation area where we set up camp. After that it was a short hike up and down High Knob.
Today Noelle and I woke up early, packed up the Grunwald family truckster, and hit the open road bound for adventure. Our first stop, a closed Lilley Cornett Woods. It seems that contrary to the official Lilley Cornett website, the site is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. I felt like I'd driven all the way to Wally World only to find it closed. Anyway, we arranged for a tour tomorrow and headed south to a not-so-exciting high-point of Kentucky. There we took the obligatory photo,
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
|Noelle and Parker at "the Point"|
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Spent last night visiting with my mom who was working at the NAACP Convention in Cincinnati. Ate a great dinner at a fancy restaurant. I ate way too much and felt sick at the end of the night. This morning we went to breakfast before I had to say goodbye to dear Mom, then Noelle and I walked across the Roebling Bridge back into Kentucky to get the car. We drove down I-71 to Carrollton and then crossed the Ohio in Indiana where we ate lunch and drank milkshakes in Madison. From there it was on to Clifty Falls State Park
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I walked at a pretty good pace, took 3 short breaks and completed the loop in about 41/2 hours. It was the type of hike you take to walk in nature, not a hike where you can expect to see lots of spectacular scenery. Also good for some solitude, at least during the week. Although I did not expect to see anyone else during my hike I actually passed a fairly large family group. I guess, like me, the threat of rain just doesn't bother some people!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
What a great day! Lots of fun was had by all. We drove down to Canon City to Echo Canyon Expeditions where we got outfitted for our run down Bighorn Sheep Canyon on the Arkansas River.