Sunday, February 28, 2010

Over the river and through the wooods

We went hiking yesterday in the Pine Moutain area of Georgia. We were on one of the trails at FDR State Park. We walked about 3 miles total. It took us 2.5 hours to do. I was totally expecting my legs to be sore today. But, last night my abs started to hurt. They are so sore today it seriously hurts to be upright or turn from side to side.

I really wanted to be able to tell you about this trail we walked on, but thought I couldn't do it justice on my own. So, I took some pictures to show you all what kind of hiking we did.

First there were these handsome boys following me around :D

There were some REALLY cool looking trees

There was this really cool cave

A little waterfall

There was even a waterfall over a cave

The scenery truly was beautiful, but the part I wanted to share was the conditions of the trail itself. This is the only you'll be able to understand why it took us 2.5 hours to walk three miles.

The trail was covered in rocks that you had to step on, over, and around. I'm not talking about little pebbles either

Then there were a ton of tree roots in the path

and even bigger tree roots

There was even a tree we had to walk through. The tree fell over the path and some one cut out a step.

This trail wasn't just a nice straight flat trail either. It was curvy, up hill and down hill. A lot of times there were even tree roots and rocks together, but I don't have a picture of any of that.

There were muddle puddles we had to try and walk around

and to top it all off there was a stream winding around with the path. There were about six places we had to cross the stream to keep going. Unfortunately there weren't any bridges at these parts. Fortunately there were a few rocks big enough to step on to get across. The stream doesn't really look like much in this picture, but it was about 3 feet wide.