|Thanks to Amanda Hus for this hike Report.
See additional photos in the Day Hikes photo gallery.
June 25, 2009
Morris Bridge Wilderness Park
Led by Lili Kaufmann
We began a nice 8:30 AM hike, trying to avoid the heat of the
day. Nice group of 6 or 7 folks.
Enjoyed the beginning shade of the bridge and board walk, then
the shade of the trees. The river was quite full, with the side
sloughs being filled with more water than I had seen in a long
time. Lovely display of spider webs glinting in the sunshine along
the river's edge.
Part of the trail, Lili took us on, went to a couple sink holes.
She gave us a nice lesson on how and why sink holes are formed.
We also learned how a pump system is being installed to provide
more fresh water. I noticed a crude wooden ladder rising up one
of the trees, leading to an old rotted rope swing. Once upon a
time a wonderful swimming hole for local kids. I found it to be
quite a juxtaposition.
We walked at a spirited rate and finished by once again going
under the shady bridge and board walk. Our bag lunches were enjoyed
at a very civilized picnic table. The numerous squirrels boldly
begged close by. But we reserved our feeding of nature to back
along the trail when the mosquitoes freely fed on several of us,
despite spray and long sleeved shirts!
Another wonderful day to be outside!