Saturday, February 13, 2010

Symmes Creek Hike

Today I completed the 6 mile Symmes Creek loop in the Wayne National Forrest. I did this hike along with some friends and my Dad. The primary reason was to help a Boy Scout obtain his First Class Scout.

We have had more snow this winter than in a long time and it made for a wonderful winter hike. The snow was not deep and in places on the trail you could see bare earth. This was a very well laid out and maintained trail. You start out hiking up a ridge and following the ridge for the first half of the trail, then the second half you follow Symmes Creek. During the hike you pass several stands of evergreens and several cliff faces. We also saw many wildlife tracks including turkey, rabbit, coyote and of course deer.

I took the camera along and shot several different shots.

So here they are.