tzealous'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: 4stars (4.00)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.25)
Average Solitude: 2stars (2.44)

Earliest Log Entry: 1/10/2005
Latest Log Entry: 1/13/2005

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Me and blooming tree

I don't know what this tree/bush is, but it was beautiful. [Arbor Hills Nature Preserve]
Log Entries
A nice, easy, interesting Nature hike
Elm Fork Preserve - 1/13/2005  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 1.50 Miles Duration: N/A
It is Winter for sure! No leaves on the trees, which allows for seeing so much more of the lay of the land, and the Armadillo activity! This is a very nice 'little' hike, with much opportunity to see wildlife, mushrooms, and natural growth. Unfortunately, they have decided to build an extension to the Bush Toll road just behind (to the east) of the preserve, and there is a shooting range in that direction as well, that lessens the 'privacy' and quiet factor. I hike this preserve at least twice a month, and highly recommend it for a good day hike and meditation space, especially this time of year.
A challenging day..many people, dogs, construction
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve - 1/10/2005  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
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.