Thursday, 23 February 2017

Hiking near Abe Martin Lodge...

We hiked two trails that started behind Abe Martin Lodge during our visit. We hiked the shorter Trail 3 on Tuesday 7th February and then the longer Trail 2 the following day, before we left Brown County State Park. We saw many interesting sights on these hikes - including an owl pellet, different woodpeckers, fungi and other growth on the trees, and old buildings. It was lovely to spend some time hiking in Brown County State Park!

 Three trails begin near Abe Martin Lodge.
 We did Trails 2 and 3 while we were there.
 Hiking Trail 3 heading to the Saddle Barn.
 Owl pellet on the forest floor.
 The Saddle Barn.
 The paddock in a pretty valley.
 Crossing the bridge near the Saddle Barn.
 Very knobbly tree.
 It looks like a distorted giraffe!
 Pretty little river running through the woods.
 Hiking Trail 2 through thick forest.
 An old, leaning staircase.
 One of the picnic shelters.
 The North Lookout Tower.
 Red-bellied woodpecker scuttling up a tree.
 Lots of woodpecker activity along this trail.
 Interesting fungi growing on a log.
 They look like butterflies!
 Another cool fungus.
 A bright red leaf on the forest floor.
 Red-tailed hawk above.
 Pileated woodpecker.
A pretty old stone bridge near the Lodge.

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