Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another hike or two

In one area of Shawnee NF there was a swampy area with a board walk that took you out in the middle. There were cypress trees with others just having "knees" sticking through the water. Then we went to another place where there were a couple of big cypress trees. They are interesting trees to look at. We then went to Rim Rock trail and that is what the last 5 pictures show. You had to walk down a rocky canyon to get to the bottom. If it hadn't been so dry there would have been a few places where there would have been waterfalls. Once at the bottom the trail goes along the bottom of the cliffs. They warn you to look out for snakes as I guess there are copperheads and rattlesnakes in that are. We didn't see any. I was hoping to see some so I could take a good picture of one.

I don't know about anyone else but I've been having trouble with blogger. If you noticed you couldn't enlarge any of the picture is yesterday's blog. That wasn't because of anything I did...blogger just decided to take the link out to the larger pictures. I done everything the same way as always and didn't notice until this afternoon that you couldn't enlarge them. I hope this is not one of their "improvements".

6 comments:

George said...

These are wonderful pictures even if they can't be enlarged. Thanks for taking us to this beautiful park. We're going to have to add this to our 'want to visit' list!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is an amazing place. I love that tree with all of the toes... Imagine how many toenails you'd have to clip!!!!! ha ha

George and I both said we want to put this place down on our list of places to go... IF we drove interstate the whole way (yuk)---it wouldn't take us THAT long to get there...

I was thinking that I'll bet there are waterfalls there at times.... We need to go then--but could we hike down to the bottom if it were really wet?????

Your pictures do enlarge TODAY--so I guess Blogger just boo-boo'd.... Nothing unusual for Blogger. ha
Betsy

Ginny said...

These cypress trees are amazing!! The ones in the first picture look like they've been burned? Do you know how old these trees are? I love the silver dragonfly! Don't think I've ever seen an all silver one, almost looks like a droid dragonfly! Your pictures are larger than most, so I don't need to enlarge them very oftem, though I have on occasion.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fascinating pictures.Love the large tree and roots.
Blessings,Ruth

Carletta said...

These remind me of maybe the land before time began.
All of them enlarged for me. I had to get in there and look for hobbits. ;)

Rose said...

Such a wonderful place!