My wife and I took the Jeep and the youngest dog and drove up to
yesterday afternoon. I needed to renew my pass. Don’t know if it is my memory, but I thought that it was $50.00 last time, but this time it was $70.00. Oh well, the State Park System can use the money. We then drove in and parked at the northwest end of the road system and took a walk on one of the trails. This one, if we had the time and energy, would take have taken us around Huntsville State Park , a lot further than we planned to go. While driving to where we planned to park, I noticed what looked like signs of past fire. Our walk confirmed I was correct, but the first thing we noticed was how low the lake was. Here are a few pictures: Raven Lake
The sight of water lilies growing where there was no water and standing up without the aid of water amazed me. Have you ever seen anything like this:
This is the beginning of the well maintained trail:
And signs of fire on the trees:
I kept seeing these holes in the ground with the tell-tell signs that something had burned in them.
At first I thought that someone had dug something out, but this next picture shows I was wrong:
It was stumps that had burned up and left holes.
I also spotted a lumpy tree:
The weather was great and we enjoyed our short visit back to the park. To see what it looked like the last couple of times we were there, you can click on the following links to some of my older blogs.http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2011/04/wandering-to-huntsville-state-park.html
You all have a great day now, you hear?