Monday, August 31, 2020

Hiking at Seneca Creek State Park

We had the nicest weather of the summer on Sunday!  The humid was low and the temps were steady in the lower 80°’s!  How awesome is that???   We knew we couldn’t let that slip away form us!   We were up and moving early figuring out what we were doing.   And we decided to hike at a state park about 20 miles from us.  We had never been to this park so it was all new to us!

Hiking Plan

We had read online that a pretty hike would be to hike a 2 mile trail to a lake.  Once to the lake, we could traverse the trail around the lake and once that look was completed we would be able to hike back the two miles on the trail to the car.  Easy Peasy!  

We were all in!   We drove to the trailhead with excitement because we were going to hike somewhere new.  New trails are the absolute best!  It’s all a mystery.  It’s all fresh and new!  It’s all exploration!
How fun!!!!

We got to the trailhead and parked.  But there were No clear signs indicating where the trail began. Luckily we ran into a nice lady who was able to answer my questions!   And we were off!!!

Hiking adventures

At the beginning, the trail was not well marked at all and it was confusing as to which way we needed to go.  A slight part of this was due to the way the blazes were marked.  Admittedly part of that was due to our newness and the not so clear maps.  And thirdly, the disc golf course that we were hiking through made it a bit confusing (I almost always find trails confusing when they meander through a disc golf course).   But even with the confusion we were happy!   We were exploring and if we took a wrong trail...oh well....we would just see something different than planned!!

Have no fear though, we found the right trails and we did our planned hike!

It was a great hike!   We had a blast!   Jason even found some mushrooms to bring home to eat!!

My new boots worked well, but my heel (plantars fasciitis) is really kicking now that it is one day later! 
We will definitely go back and hike that trail again!  We plan on doing it this fall to experience the changing colors of the leaves!!!


jen said...

What stunning scenery, I would want to walk it again too.

*Stained Glass Butterfly* said...

Your hike pictures are so pretty! I have issues with plantar fasciitis too. It's awful, isn't it? So far I get some relief from rolling my foot on a frozen water bottle. I press down with my foot to really massage it, and that helps.

Mary said...

I love new trails. It sounds weird but when I had PF I hiked in sandals. It made my feet work harder which is the strengthen those muscles. If thats not an option, at your desk take a small ball and roll your foot. Also take a towel and scrunch it up with your toes.

MaryFran said...

I was doing that a lot at the beginning...then I got sidetracked! I need to start doing that again!!!!! And your’s the pits!!!

MaryFran said...

Hmmm. That is interesting!!! That might be good for me to hike with the ultra light boots I bought (on trails that are not straight up rock scrambles!)