This Saturday morning the sun was shining and there weren’t a lot of clouds in the sky. I met up with a group of about 12 other people and our intent was to walk the red trail at SideCut Park. It looks like they added a bike trail since we were here last and the red trail that used to go through the woods is a little more hidden. Well, we walked the bike trail to the other side of 23 and around the field, looping around and making our way back.
And back to walking the trails. It has been too long.
I joined a group of friends and walked the All-Purpose Brown trail today at Secor Park. Everything is in a shade of grey/brown and ice fills the waterways. There was little to no snow on the ground and was a brisk 50 degrees. The trails were a little wet, but when compared to last year’s conditions – marked improvement.
The Red Trail wasn’t too bad – the second set of boardwalks before you go under the bridge is gone and we had to 4WD it to the underpass, and we walked back along the river to see the cemetery. There are a lot of ongoing “corrections” being made to try and stop damage if there is an “ice situation” like earlier this year. But nature survives…
Today we had a nice walk at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.
It was a nice leisurely walk around the park. A lot of flowers were in bloom. I’m really happy about the photos I was able to get.
It’s a holiday weekend and a great way to start it off is by some “trail time”. I met up with a small group and we walked the red, yellow, blue, and orange trails at Swan Creek this morning.
I was a little concerned that the trails might be muddy and/or swampy but they dried out just enough to allow clean passage through. The mosquitoes were out in force and took a few liters from the group. On the Airport Highway side, people were getting ready for the day’s grilling/barbecue and were already out cooking.
This weekend was our first visit to the newest Toledo Metropark – Wiregrass Park. This park opened a few weeks ago and is available for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and has 3 primitive campsites around the perimeter of the lake.
The lake itself is about 1/2 mile by 1/4 mile and asking the fisherman – stocks bluegill.
We walked the perimeter trail (about 1.6 miles), turned around and walked it in reverse. There were a lot of dragonflies and mosquitoes today.
I finally got around to making the logos and uploading the designs for the new Toledo Hiker’s Bikers Paddlers and Other Adventurer’s 2015 Logo Apparel.
I wanted to start with the 2015 group logo on the front and then on the back the four areas we try and cover with the “I am…” campaign.
I am a Hiker, I am a Biker, I am a Paddler, and I am an Adventurer.
And yes – the I am the “adventurer” falling down.
The expo was “open” from 10am to 4pm and showed off some of the activities the park system sponsored/educated/etc.
There was also a tent from local vendors, showing off and presenting their information.