|Redbud are starting to bloom|
We got an early start. There was a little nip in the air this morning with temperatures in the 40s. We could see our breath. We were not deterred, however. Our trailhead was at the Tucker Hill parking lot; the same as the Loop C hike we did last week. There were several cars there this morning and we saw several hikers on the trail including 8 backpackers.
We did our hike around the loop in the clockwise direction. The trail wound its way through longleaf pine and live oak thickets. Some areas had recently undergone controlled burns and were open, while other areas were covered in scrub oak. We also passed areas of prairie and one dry swamp. Looking out over the area from a distance it looks flat, but there is a gentle roll to the land and we hiked up and down short hills all day.
|Another dry swamp.|
|One of the ravines we passed.|
|White banded trees identify the camping areas.|
|Lunch spot for today|
|I can't find this yellow flower in my book,|
so I don't know what it is.
That’s it for today. This tired puppy is going to bed. Thanks for tagging along.