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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. [1 picture]

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. [1 picture]

Twin Trunks – I loved the way the light caught these two trees on either side of the creek bed. [1 picture]

Woods Fork – Panorama [1 picture]

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. [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. [1 picture]

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. [2 pictures, 5-minute read]

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]

Busiek Silver Trail – A short Hike, and some musings on being unfit [4 pictures]

The Road Goes Ever On.

Trees and Sky.

Ginger and Gary on the White Trail at Busiek [12 pictures]

Gary and Lanie go hiking on the Yellow trail at Busiek State Forest and Wildlife area. We took a quick side trip to introduce Lanie to the old panel van [7 pictures]

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. In total we hiked four miles, nothing strenuous. But it was a warm 82°F.

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