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Secor – Trail Tour 2016

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.

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2015

It was a fantastic day for a walk in the park.

Blue skies and warm weather.  I had a small group with me today.  We walked the red trail.  It had been raining for the last few days and we were wondering if the trails would have been muddy.  They weren’t too bad.  Today’s menace – the mosquito.  She and her swarm of followers wanted blood – and they took a lot of it from us.  We tried to use bug spray as much as we could – various manufacturers and strengths.  None of it worked.

But – all said and done – excellent day!

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2015 – Green & Orange Trails

The snow is melting, revealing a selection of brown and grays.  The sun was shining and near 50 degrees.  I tried to keep everyone to the high ground and out of as much mud and water as I could, but it was still a wet walk through the trails.  We walked the green and orange trails around the cemetery and across the street from the museum in the field.  We walked about 3 miles.

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2014 (Red, Yellow, and Green Trails)

This morning we met at Secor Park for a chilly morning hike.  The sky was a fantastic blue and the sun was glistening off of the frost still on the ground.

We walked the Red, Yellow, and Green trails – saw a lot of trees losing their leaves after last night’s cold snap.  We were out for a little over an hour.

I stopped by the museum to pick up my photos from the contest – I didn’t win anything, but at least I can say they were displayed in a museum.

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2014 (Brown All-Purpose Trail)

Good Morning!

We met this morning at Secor Metropark (home to the National Outdoor Photography Museum).  The sky was very very blue and you can see the moon in a few of the pictures.  A slight mist was still on the ground and it glistened with the sunrise.  It was a bit chilly, but a few brave souls made it out.

We walked the brown all-purpose (long loop) trail.  We walked it in reverse than our usual trek.  It took about an hour and a half to complete the trip.  Afterwards, we visited the newly renovated Photography Museum and the display from the photography contest. – I saw a few of my pictures.

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2014

We continue on with the Trail Tour 2014.

There was a sizable group out this morning – a lot of new faces and friends along.  Construction continues at the Natural Photography Museum and we had to walk around a bit of equipment to get to the trail.  Along the trail, we came across an pond rife with algae.  We all “boo’ed” it as we walked along (no one was interested in filling their water bottles.)

Part of the silver trail (the short loop) was blocked by a fallen tree and the surrounding brush was poison ivy, so we had to pivot around to get back on path.

We walked the blue, silver, yellow, and red trails.

Secor Park – Trail Tour 2014

Today was another great day in the park.

We continue to have good weather at these walks.  I don’t know who’s smiling down on us, but I’m not complaining.

We walked the yellow, red, and green trails today at Secor Park in Berkey.  The trails were a little “moist” and the bugs took about two pints of blood from me.  Colors are still incredibly vibrant and a stark change from the winter trips taken out here.

Work continues on the National Center for Nature Photography.



Secor Park – Trail Tour 2014

Let me start off by saying the day absolutely fantastic!

The trails…a little muddy.

While we haven’t had a lot of rain in the last week, there were a few areas that were terribly muddy.  A lot of jokes were made, and my hiking shoes are currently drying in the sun after a drop in the washer.

We walked the blue, yellow/silver, and orange trails.  2.16 miles and 4 more trails off the list.

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Secor Park – Trail Tour 2014

It was a sunny Saturday morning.  The blue skies and sun were just peaking out from the clouds, and the temperatures were climbing to almost 50 degrees.

I met 22 of my fellow Trail Tour hikers at Secor MetroPark.  It was a pleasure seeing all of these familiar and new faces to the group.  I had a little chat to begin things and we were off.  We walked the brown (multi-purpose) trail which was cindered and in good shape.  There were a few puddles that extended onto the path but overall in good shape.

We walked 3.4 miles (according to my GPS – others received variations) and afterwards we visited Wolfinger Cemetery where I taught a little history and passed along some ghost stories.

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I am getting ready for a hike this morning at the Secor Park in Toledo. It is currently 13 degrees, but sunny. I have dressed in layers (as is appropriate for the weather) wearing thermals with a wool sweater and wool socks. I am expecting upwards of 12 people this morning to the hike (5 “yes” and 7 “maybe”). I’ll be happy with five.

We had 5 show up (with a sixth found along the trail).  It was a good morning, the trail was a little worn – but not bad.  The sky was perfect blue and the sun was out.

There were a few joggers/walkers along the trail and 4-5 cross country skiers.

It was a a good workout because walking in the snow proved to be similar to walking in sand, giving a more aggressive stride to the walk.  We walked the brown “all purpose” trail which worked out to be about 3.5 miles.  At the end of the hike, we walked the cemetery that is onsite.  There are grave markers going back to the mid 1800’s.

To warm up before we left, we went inside the National Center for Nature Photography to view a new program that started today.    A whole new set of photographs from around the world.  A new feature “Raptors” starts on 01-16-10.

I was very sore on my way home – which is a good thing, right?

I really enjoy these walks – next week’s is a longer walk at Oak Openings Park.

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