Busiek State Forest and Wildlife area

At The End Of The Hike – The temperature was in the 80s, and I had just finished my hike with 920′ of elevation gain, so I’m allowed to look a little sweaty. 4 pictures

Dry Falls – Panorama.

Dry Falls – We’ve never seen more than a trickle pouring over these falls. They obviously run well when it rains, even if only briefly.

Twin Trunks – I loved the way the light caught these two trees on either side of the creek bed.

Woods Fork – Panorama

Woods Fork – Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area. 2 pictures

Day Hike on the Busiek Yellow Trail. Today we decided to take one of the easier trails, and spend a bit of time looking around. Two-minute read, 30 pictures

Woods Fork, Busiek. Just below the bridge by the east parking Lot. 2 pictures

Creek Crossing. There are a total of five places where you have to cross Woods Fork. 3 pictures

Snack Break. We stopped at the Woods Fork crossing to have a quick break. 4 pictures

Ginger crossing Woods Fork, and a couple of views of the ridge to the south. 3 pictures

Decimation. The lower ground alongside the creek took quite a beating during the recent rain and this area must have looked very impressive when Woods Fork flooded. 3 pictures

Easy Hiking. The colors and way that the vines were over-running the trees were asking to be captured. 4 pictures

Trail Closed. This is the start of ‘The Van Trail’ For a closed trail it gets quite a lot of traffic.

Dropping Down towards Woods Fork. 6 pictures

Edge – Getting near the glades on the Busiek Red / Yellow Trail. 4 pictures

Spring Daffodils – Carter Family Cemetery – Busiek Red / Yellow Trail. We hiked up the ridge and past the Carter Family Cemetery. 3 pictures

Overlooking Woods Fork. At the top of the ridge of the Yellow/Silver trail I’ve noticed a side-trail. 4 pictures

About to Descend. Notice how the trail disappears from view here? It’s steep and covered in loose gravel. 2 pictures

Gnarly Tree. I love the shape and look of this trail-side tree. 3 pictures

Trial Run With The Hammock. I’ve been wanting to try hammock camping for quite a while. I’m reluctant to purchase all the necessary gear unless it’s something I’m sure I will be comfortable with — and in. Five-minute read, 2 pictures

Gary & Ginger on the Silver Trail at Busiek. 8 pictures

Beginning of the Hike 2 pictures

A warm break in the weather sent us scurrying out to get some miles on the trail, this time we opted for Busiek’s Orange Trail. [18 pictures + Map]

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