It looks like a jungle in there

It looks like a jungle in there — Trail near Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Cattail Marsh

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Yes, they are alive…

Yes, they are alive… Didn’t see any though. Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Pagoda and boardwalk

Pagoda and boardwalk — Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas.

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas

Cattail Marsh, Tyrrell Park, Beaumont, Texas — Day Five. Morning walk to get away from work and out of the hotel for a break. Studying the maps I discovered that Cattail Marsh is actually a posh name for a sewage treatment pond.

Tomfoolery at the trailhead

Tomfoolery at the trailhead. +2

The end of the hike

The end of the hike – Day hike with Katie and Lanie. I took them to my favorite spot in Piney Creek Wilderness. It was an easy 5.5 mile hike with 570ft of elevation, and a nice long lunch stop by the lake.

Dogwoods on the ‘Farm Track Trail’

Dogwoods on the ‘Farm Track Trail’ – Spring is sprung in the Ozarks.

Tomfoolery at the lake

Tomfoolery at the lake. +5

Katie and Lanie

Katie and Lanie – lunch break by the lake. +1

Katie by Lanie

Katie by Lanie.

Gary eating lunch

Gary eating lunch – Day hike at Piney Creek Wilderness.

Lanie by Lanie

Lanie’s Selfie – She should know better by now, I’ll publish them all. +1

Gear Test – Sealskinz waterproof socks

Gear Test – Sealskinz waterproof socks. Wet shoes, dry feet – Waterproof sock, and they worked. Now I have a footwear solution for snowy trails. It’s just a shame I didn’t get these before it snowed. One-minute read, +1

Footpath to Kingley Vale

Footpath to Kingley Vale. Vacation Day 9. Today we went for a short hike with Marcelle and Charlie (the dog).

Yew, Pumpkin, & Feather

Yew, Pumpkin, & Feather – evidence of fairies in the woods.

Yew

The yew trees at Kingley Vale are large and old (400 years or so), they are also weirdly contorted as can be seen here.

View from the Devil’s Humps, Kingley Vale

View from the Devil’s Humps, Kingley Vale. 3 pictures

View from Kingley Vale

View from Kingley Vale – It all looks very peaceful now, but Kingley Vale was formerly used for artillery practice.

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

South Downs – Hiking at Kingley Vale

At the end of the hike

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. +3

Dry Falls – Panorama

Dry Falls – Panorama.

Dry Falls

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

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

Woods Fork – Panorama

Woods Fork – Panorama