I ran the same loop that I’ve been running, but added an out and back up Turk Mountain. I also did a lot more walking.
The river crossings were not as deep. Somebody had moved several large boulders to be used as stepping-stones across the first one. It must have been a lot of work. I was very appreciative.
The tall grasses along the trail had also been trimmed, which was nice.
I saw a wild turkey and about a million mushrooms.
I also saw a lot of pretty flowers, of course.
There is a rocky outcropping at the top of Turk Mountain that offers unobstructed views to the west and north.
On the way back down, I wasn’t paying attention and almost stepped on a snake. I screamed and did some fancy footwork. I don’t know what kind of snake it was, but it was fat (maybe 3.5-4 inches in diameter.) It may have been a Rattlesnake.
Since I did so much more walking, I felt a lot better during the final stretch than I did last time.
The only thing that bothered me was my chafed skin. I got the chub rub!
I was surprised that I had Blue Hole all to myself. The cold water felt SO good. It was hot out there today.
I passed a steady stream of people heading up to the swimming hole as I was making my way back to my car. If I had been ten minutes slower, I would have had a lot of company for my swim. I’m kind of happy that I’m so speedy 🙂