A challenging day..many people, dogs, construction

Me and blooming tree
I don't know what this tree/bush is, but it was beautiful.
User: tzealous - 1/10/2005

Location: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 2.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: The trails were muddy from the last rain. There was more traffic (foot, dog, bike) than usual for a Tuesday during the day, which detracted from solitude. Usually if you hike to the right back and then on to the railroad track, you find solitude. Now, they are building 3 story condos on that side for quite a ways. Many of the paths are being paved, which is subtracting dirt paths, and changing the atmosphere of the park. However, it is still big enough to find some space and nature alone. It is winter there; no leaves, so the trees' shapes are very visible making a nice pattern against the sky. It is a fine time to hike this place! It would also be good for geo-caching.

Log Photos
Me and blooming tree
Area around Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
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