I wanted to go with the title “Hiking and Big Ass Trees” but wavered.
Anyway. Before the bugs and ticks come out and proceed to ruin the summer until August, we’ve been going out in the woods as often as possible. Last week we did a trail that we haven’t done in a few years, the Giant Pine Trail.
Thar be some big trees on this one.
The main objective was just to get a look at this stump again, to see if it was really as big as we remembered. Spoiler – it is.
It’s about 4 feet across. Yowza.
As it’s early in the year, no one’s been back in there to clean up the trail yet, so there were a lot of fallen trees. Like this one, which I thought I could gracefully hop over. Haha, no. I ended up sitting on the thing with my feet dangling in the air like a four-year-old. I’d like to think I gave that tree the ride of its life, but that was probably when it fell, right?
And then we came across this guy.
Holy crapola, this is one big tree. The root system sticks about 10 feet in the air, and I had to walk down the length of it, to where it was only maybe 3 feet wide, to cross it.
Toward the end of the trail there’s a crude boardwalk that crosses a wet, swampy area.
All in all, it was a good day.
See you later!