GayleMg's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 2 (Rank: 282nd)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 3.50 Miles (Rank: 679th)
Average Distance: 1.75 Miles

Average Rating: 3point5stars (3.54)
Average Difficulty: 2point5stars (2.56)
Average Solitude: 2stars (2.15)

Earliest Log Entry: 10/8/2022
Latest Log Entry: 10/9/2022

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Butterfly Garden from Little Bluestem trailhead

Entrance to Little Bluestem Trail. [Cedar Ridge Preserve]
Log Entries
Cedar Brake Trail
Cedar Ridge Preserve - 10/9/2022  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
This was more of a workout for me than yesterday, when I did Little Bluestem, Possumhaw, and the Butterfly Garden. The Cedar Brake Trail is more difficult, with a number of serious ups and downs. It's very pretty scenery and somewhat well traveled, but not too crowded on a Sunday. The side route to a senic overlook is a little underwhelming. It was an overlook I guess, but not very scenic. I think in the winter, when the trees are bare you could see farther. I just saw more trees. I enjoyed finding a little lizard basking by the Trail and he let me take few pictures. He didn't mind all the hikers clomping past. I'm sure he's used to it. I had a great hike.
This is for the Butterfly Garden, Little Bluestem, and Possumhaw Trails
Cedar Ridge Preserve - 10/8/2022  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
I love the Butterfly Garden for strolling and looking at the flowers and pollinators. The Little Bluestem Trail is short and easy for strollers and wheelchairs and good for a warm up for the other trails. The Possumhaw Trail is fairly easy with a few ups and downs, pretty scenery, and numbered points of interest and a self-guided trail guide (available online). It was a nice reintroduction to hiking, since I had not done it for a long time.