I do want to share with you my walk up a mountain when I was in Davis Mountains State Park. You can drive up this mountain (which I did and showed you on a previous blog), but half way up gives a more in depth understanding, feeling, and views than you get from inside a vehicle. I was actually surprised that I made it up as far as I did. The only reason I didn't go further was because it was almost lunch time and I DO NOT like to miss any meals. Coming back down was much harder on me than going up. My knees did not like coming back down.
Here are a few of the pictures that I took while going up the trail. The trail was well marked and had very nice bridges across the deep ravines.
On some of the steepest parts they put logs across the trail and filled in behind them, making the trail a wide set of stairs:
As you can see in this next picture, the canyon drops off close to the edge of the trail:
This next picture was looking back down the trail from where I took the picture above.
On this next picture I want you to notice a couple of things. First, at the upper right you can see the camping area. And if you look closely on the side of the hill sloping up to where I was standing when I took this picture, you can make out the trail as it made switch-backs back and forth on its way up this steep side of the mountain.
And another typical picture of the trail. I thought it was beautiful and exhilarating!
OK, I suppose you need proof that it was actually me who hiked up that trail. So, I took a self portrait. If my arm had been a little longer you would have seen a broader view (grin).
I know you are probably getting bored with pictures from my last trip, but guess what? I got lots more. . . grin!!
We are suppose to go from summer to winter sometime today. It is now almost 80 degrees but a cold front is suppose to lower the temperatures down into the lower 40's or upper 30's. Just can't believe that can happen this time of year in East Texas. Now, you all just have yourselves a very great day today, you hear?