|tap tap tap|
Remember me mentioning that the Superior Hiking Trail sign was broken; and that I, as the Trailhead Maintainer, needed to fix it? Like, six months ago? Well, I finally got my butt in gear and picked up a new sign. Joe helped me to pry off the remnants of the old sign (he did that part) and hammer in the new sign. I was encouraged to put a couple of nails through the middle of the sign in order to discourage people from stealing it as a memento.
|Into the woods|
I've hiked back and forth on this section of the Superior Hiking Trail many times, but Joe's never been on it. I guess it's kind of my "mid-week hike" since it's nearby and not terribly exciting. I'm so spoiled though...how many people get to just pop on over to the Superior Hiking Trail after work on a Monday?
|Joe looks at Reeves Falls|
We found the waterfall, and once again I struggled to take a good picture of it. It's kind of around a corner, and the big frothy pool at the bottom isn't that picturesque. So just trust me when I say that there IS a waterfall, we saw it, and it was very nice.
|Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly|
I got a picture of one nice butterfly, the Tiger Swallowtail. We saw plenty of other flying things though...mosquitoes. Oh, man, were there a lot of mosquitoes. Joe and I bathed in bug spray before heading out, but we were still pestered. I guess it just comes with the territory. Because of the bugs, we opted to take Reeves Road itself back to the car instead of backtracking through the woods. I was fine with this detour: there's nothing wrong with taking a different way back. Actually, it's nice to see something new - even if it is along the side of a road.
Not far from the very end of the road we came upon a dead deer being tended to by a half dozen vultures. I didn't get any pictures (ew, gross) but it was kind of cool to see so many vultures up close. I think that vultures are pretty cool birds and, dead things notwithstanding, wouldn't mind learning more about them someday.
Total miles hiked today: 3.2
Total miles hiked in 2013: 51.1
Total Superior Hiking Trail miles hiked in 2013: 10.9
Total ticks today: 5
Total ticks in 2013: 49