Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Creek Hiking

McCormicks Creek State Park 024 by Ben Biddle
One of the displays at the Nature Center in McCormicks Creek State Park, a photo by Ben Biddle on Flickr.
We spent the day hiking around McCormick's Creek State Park. The first trail we took was #5, a two mile loop through Wolf Cave Nature Preserve that also went by Wolf Cave. The cave was closed because of White-Nose Syndrome threatening bats. It was a wide, well maintained trail but we did cross Little Branch creek several times without bridges.
Then we ate lunch at Canyon Inn out on the glass enclosed porch. We saw several types of birds while we ate, including a big blue jay. After lunch we goofed around at the recreation center, playing volleyball, pool and foosball.
Our last hike was down trail #3 to see the falls. Since it was getting hot in the afternoon sun, we enjoyed taking our shoes off and wading through the creek. Several others wore their bathing suits and were walking right up to the falls. Trail 3 seemed to follow the creek bed so we weren't prepared to take it. Next time we'll be sure to bring creek walking shoes and swim trunks!
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