Trail Difficulty – Easy
Trail Type – Paved Path
Distance – 3.3 Miles
Elevation Gain – 0
We knew we wanted to go further than last week, but we didn’t expect to add almost a whole mile. Initially I was disappointed as we spent most of the walk fairly close to the highway that runs next to the path, the seed pods below were my first clue to look closer.
Part of the path had a run-off ditch from the freeway. While at first all I saw was dead foliage, I began to see the beauty of the sleeping trees around me.
Now I started looking everywhere for the hidden beauty of winter; rosehips against snow provided me with an excellent example.
The lake is slowly beginning to thaw – we stared at the three stones resting on the surface of the frozen water wondering how they got there. No footprints in the snow meant someone had very good aim.
The path we are walking on has various stones in memorial to various benefactors. I wondered who placed the silk flowers there and why.
I can’t wait to get out in the woods, but for now I am seeing parts of my hometown I have never seen before.