I had just one case to do today, so I took Maggie and we went for a little hike afterwards. We followed the section of North Country Trail that parallels Jenks Creek. I've taken you there before, a couple of years ago. See Rediscovering Jenks Creek
We need rain really badly. There was hardly any water in the creek. It wasn't even flowing, really, so I didn't bother to take a picture. Here's the trail bridge. Maggie seems to be inspecting the decking.
Although the day was starting to really heat up, the woods was shady and cooler than the open areas. I was glad we went today since the next few days are supposed to be brutally hot.
We walked as far as Sterling Marsh. If that sounds familiar, it's the general area where our trail club built the big boardwalk over the past few years. That's the next section south from where I went today. The north end of the marsh has open water, and it's where Jenks Creek arises. It's a beautiful place, and eventually we'll be creating accessible trail to this point for birdwatching or just soaking in the peace.
Much to my surprise, I saw several unexpected plants, so I'll be sharing those tomorrow. Good stuff!
We walked just under three miles. Pretty short, but long enough, since the humidity was starting to rise.
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