Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Day on The Trail

IMG_1811 So over the weekend my husband and I went on a hike at Laurel-Snow State Natural Area. It is one of my favorites to hike. It is not too difficult of a hike and there are lots of cool things to see along the way. I think my favorite part of the hike is that for the majority of the hike the trail follows the creek. If you are a photographer or just enjoy taking photos there are lots of great photo ops.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s there was a lot of mining and logging that took place in this area. And there are still some remnants of the mining that you can see along the trail today. You can see an entrance to one of the old mines below.
L_S_trail1 There are two falls on this trail, Laurel Falls and Snow Falls. Due to all the rain we could only go to Laurel Falls. In order to go to Snow Falls you have to cross a creek and we were told that the creek was too high to cross. This was a bummer because the last time we hiked the trail we could not go to Snow Falls due to the high water.

After hiking for about 2.5 miles you reach Laurel Falls. The waterfall this past weekend was amazing. All the rain that we have had recently made for a wonderful site to see. Here are a few pictures of Laurel Falls.
IMG_1807 IMG_1799 IMG_1803 After hiking to Laurel Falls if you choose you can hike on to Buzzard Point, which offers great views of the area.
The hike was a lot of fun and we had a great time even though we got rained on a little. Luckily we were able to get the whole hike in before it started to pour.

To learn more about this hike go here.

Stay tuned for more trails that we embark upon this spring/summer!

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