Thursday, July 12, 2007
Green Pine Lake Pathway
Let's see... I rested on Monday and Tuesday, in part due to the thunderstorms on Tuesday. Then I did 10 miles yesterday and 5 miles today.
This morning, Elliott and I headed out to Green Pine Lake Pathway for a hike in the woods. I guess it was cross training with some good core exercise thrown in since I had him in the backpack, but it was mostly just fun. We were out the door at 9:00 AM and Elliott enjoyed his morning nap in the car. He was just waking up when we got there and very excited to be somewhere new. Actually, the gravel parking lot was pretty exciting and he toddled around there for a while. After that, we walked about a mile and a half down the trail. Unfortunately, much of the early part of the trail was through a clear cut that still bore the tracks of the logging equipment. Basically, that meant struggling a bit over some uneven ground and lots of down limbs. Towards the latter part of the hike, we enjoyed a stroll through so nice cool forest with a fern undergrowth. We took a break under a large silver maple and had a juice box and snack. Of course, I forgot to bring a snack for myself, but Elliott was generous enough to share. Elliott loves cruising around in the woods and he tired himself out so much that he fell asleep again on the ride home. Not too bad a day.