These pics are from the last couple of runs:
It is quite amazing to me, I've run this trail a bunch, and I've never noticed the daffodils in this clearing, until this year.
I had spotted the blocks (pictures below) from the other side of the inlet, and I was intent on finding my way there. Sure enough, this old clearing wasn't more than 20 feet from the trail. This old piece of equipment was left there. I have no idea what it was. Old farming equipment??
This is the blocks I spotted from across the way. As I climbed over, I spotted the fire ring, and was first a little afraid I had blundered into someone's meth lab.
But I didn't spot anything dangerous. Someone has scavenged old bouys and some wood to make themselves either a little fort or somewhere to rest and relax.
These pics below are from Thurday run. I ran on the white bridle trail. The derecho storm from last summer really decimated this trail. Last summer, I had ventured down it, about a half mile and quit after climbing under and over and around trees. The park workers really had a big job with the amount of tree clearing that they did.
This is a little cemetery right on the trail.
Speaking of shoes, I've got five pair sitting on the porch right now:
Other activity in the woods: I dug ramps. Then I cleaned ramps. Actually that was pretty easy. Dunk them in water, then dunk them in second container of water, that pretty much gets all the dirt off. Then cut off all the long root tendril things.
Have a great day!