Rails To Trails: No Sunshine But Still Plenty Of Color.
After hiking through all those boulders yesterday, without an injury or incident, I fell and twisted my ankle on a rock near my home this morning. Such is life, always expect the unexpected. Well the ankle was sore and decided to walk on an even, rockless trail and we are fortunate in our area to have the perfect place for that , our local Rails To Trails.
This trail was created by a local group of civic minded folks. They are part of the national Rails to Trails program which have converted many miles of abandoned railroad right of ways into excellent hiking trail throughout the country.
I was hoping to see or hear some ducks or geese on the reservoir that adjoins the trail but found nothing. I walked past a few joggers, walkers and bikers enjoying the fall beauty of the trail but saw very few birds or other wildlife.
I rested my sore ankle at the bridge and headed back passing a few more hikers and bikers enjoying the beauty of nature on this great local trail. here is a link to some more photographs from my hike this morning. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/rails-to-trails-hike-october-25-2015
“The stripped and shapely
The ghosts of her
The ground is hard,
As hard as stone.
The year is old,
The birds are flown.”
– John Updike