Saturday, January 30, 2010

Campground - Dam Loop: Half-way Point Back To The Dam

The trail follows the shoreline until it has to ‘detour’ around a small canyon that ends in an inlet on the lake. It climbs the hill through the woods and then forks. The trail to the left is a ‘shortcut’ back to the dam. We took the trail to the right.

The trail emerges into a grassy area. Even though the temperature was in the low 60s F, there was still snow on the path.
The trail then entered woods again. These were younger woods and it felt like walking through a bower.

The trail widened. Although still wooded, this trail was open to the sky.

This Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) was healthy but didn’t look too happy after the recent freezing spell.

Another evidence of Elephant’s Foot, probably Elephantopus tomentosus

As we arrived back at the dam, another cyclist was heading up the trail we had just come down.
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Related posts:
- Marburg Creek Reservoir: Fort Yargo State Park

- Campground - Dam Loop: To The Dam

- Campground - Dam Loop: Dam To The Half-way Point

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