Day 1 of my second stretch of summer vacation. It's only a week this time, so I best use it wisely. It's been awhile since I went for a stroll in the woods, so I thought today was a good day as any. 

Remember July? The 30-degree weather and sticky humidity? That was fun. Great for the hair and for those who can't walk out to the car without breaking into a sweat. So someone said, sarcastically. 

Today was nice. It was warmer than I expected, but not unbearable. The sun played peekaboo in the trees of the trails of the Keppoch, and cooperated with me for the most part. 

If you've not checked out the trails, do it. I only ventured through a small part of the trail system, but met only one person throughout the whole hour and a half that I was there. It was lovely.

You can stick to the main roadway if you'd prefer, but I trekked off on to the trails through the trees. The mosquitoes came out to play at that point, but despite nature-girl being uber-prepared with not a lick of repellent, they really weren't so bad. I think I may have been bitten once. Not bad for a trek through the trees wearing shorts and a t-shirt! 

I will definitely be returning here when the cooler weather arrives, maybe when fall comes and brings the color. I consider ourselves lucky to have such a gem nearby. A wonderful spot to explore, and if you're into mountain biking, this is the place to go.

Seeing as how it was beginning to feel uncomfortably warm, I decided to head out for another destination, cool off in the air conditioned for a bit before taking another stroll through the trees. 

I ended up at Beaver Mountain. There were no beavers to be found, and once again, I didn't explore as much of the trails as there were to explore, but just stuck to the main route. Still a lovely, easy walk.

All in all, it was a great afternoon! There was only one run-in with some sort of winged insect that had me yelping like I was being attacked by a rat-sized venomous arachnid of some sort, so I consider it a success. 

On  a whole other adventure, which I figured I'd just share here, was a little detour that my daughter and I took on the way home from visiting my parents on the weekend. It was just a short little visit to the waterfalls in River Denys, a beautiful little spot that is super easy to get to if you're ever traveling that way. 

Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

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