backpacking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Meh.

Very pretty trail, just need to keep an eye on the path because there are pigmy rattlesnakes around. I can't wait to go back when the flowers are in bloom. Only issue I had was dogs are supposed to be on a leash and some woman let her dog just run around. Wish people would follow the rules! Otherwise a lovely little trail, very pretty and easy to hike.

nature trips
Saturday, July 12, 2014

This trail is a nice escape from the heat of campus. It offers numerous quiet places for sitting and enjoying a bit of nature. This preserve once offered many nice and interesting attractions, including gardens of native insectivorous plants. Unfortunately, the preserve seems to have fallen into disrepair. When I visited in July, 2014, the native plant gardens were overgrown and many trees had been recently cut (possibly due to storm damage). This natural area is too small to simply leave logs alongside the trail like when managing larger parks and trails. It's a real shame that this wildflower preserve isn't maintained well. While there was a sheltered display board at the beginning that might have once held maps, information, and so forth, it was barren during my visit. Nevertheless, it was a blistering hot day on campus, and I enjoyed sitting by the pond for a few minutes.