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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ontario County Park

  We discovered that the park where we are staying has an extensive trail system. I also realized that I haven't really shown you Sunny enjoying site 19 while we've been here. fiberglass trailer in a campsite We set out after breakfast to take on the Black Trail, the most difficult in the park. It was 3.5 miles, but we also walked to the beginning and back, so that total walk was about 4.5 miles. Overall, the trail drops 500 feet down the side of Gannett Hill where the park is, and then climbs back up. All of their trails are nicely designed for mountain bikes, so despite the big drop it was not really too difficult to walk. trail in woods Someone, probably the local mountain bike club, has done extensive stone work across muddy places in the trail. stone work on wet trail We've seen dozens of chipmunks, but this one agreed to sit still and have his picture taken. chipmunk After lunch we went to town to get ice. We had to go to Lynnie Lou's for ice cream one more time! Lynnie Lou's ice cream sign Today, I had lime sorbet and Marie had chocolate almond. We've tried new flavors every time. Haven't had a bad one yet, and it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm chosing Maple Walnut at Shark's Ice Cream, and Marie choses White Mountain Raspberry at Lynnie Lou's. eating ice cream We played some games, and then decided to take another walk before eating again. This time we chose the easiest trail in the park. In one place it went through this shadowy grove of Norway Spruce. norway spruce We saw this interesting white mushroom. I don't have that field guide with me, so I don't know what it is. The most interesting part was the gills. There was a second one, already broken, so I took pictures of it. I love how creamy it looks. white mushroom white mushroom Total hiking today, about 7 miles. I am sorry to say that Marie has to go home tomorrow, but we are going to do one more walk in the morning.

See Ganondagan Again


Ann said...

Those look like nice trails.
I wouldn't mind trying the chocolate almond ice cream. My choice is always going to be so form of chocolate.

The Furry Gnome said...

I had forgotten that you took your little trailer on this trip. Looks good! I have enjoyed reading about all the hikes you've done.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "That's a funny looking little squirrel. Is it wearing some kind of disguise?"

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