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beautiful spring day hike in February
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Turkey Creek Trail
Miles Hiked: 2.50 Miles Elapsed Time: N/A
With the temperature in the 70's and the sun burning through the haze, Willow and I jumped in the Civic to get out and spend some time with the trees. It was idyllic; the kind of day Thoreau would've waxed rhapsodic about. The water was up and the sound of the creek mingled with the breeze overhead in the branches - lovely. In deeper portions of the creekbed, the water stood in emerald green pools. I wanted to strip down and jump in, it was so inviting. Settled for dunking my head instead. We didn't see another person until we were headed back to the car - and the folks we did meet were nice. Not much in the way of critters - a flock of peeping birds around the halfway point - flitting about on stirring branches. Getting outside is the only thing that makes sense when it's spring in February.
Area around Turkey Creek Trail
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