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A good walk (not spoiled) - Phil's Rambling Rants
July 4th, 2008
05:15 pm


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A good walk (not spoiled)
I got in the car planning to head to Kennekuk, but I unthinkingly turned right rather than left at the end of the lane.  Oh well, I thought, it's not such a hardship to drive through Kickapoo.  But on a whim, instead of taking the turn off Newtown Road to Kickapoo, I went straight and up to Middlefork Stake Fish and Wildlife Area.  I've been meaning to explore up there since I started hiking regularly, but haven't gotten around to it.  I found myself in pleasant surroundings on a lovely day, and started walking on some trails.  The trails themselves were clear, but the intersections were even worse marked than the ones in the north area of Kickapoo I started exploring last weekend.  I got genuinely lost and actually found myself having made a perhaps one-mile circle when I was trying to leave, but from there managed to find my way out.  Fortunately, it's not a big enough area to really get dangerously lost in, and I fond my way back to my car after probably a little over 5 miles of total walking.  Then I decided I wasn't walked out and went off in a different direction for another mile or so.

There were more butterflies today than I've seen before this summer.  I still couldn't say there were lots of them, but at least there were a decent number.  Also many summer flowers.  Birds were singing everywhere, but seldom visible.  I didn't have a camera today because there was still a chance of rain in the forecast, so no pictures of any of this.

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Date:July 5th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Glad you found your way back...

Date:July 5th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I've been known to get slightly lost there myself--and I do a Christmas Bird count in the area every year.
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