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1HappyHiker
04-30-2011, 04:11 PM
There are times (especially during the spring mud-season) when I'll pick out a logging road on public land and simply meander. Sometimes I'll stay on the road, and other times I'll do some short bushwhacks off the road at various points along the way. These meanderings are just a simple walk in the woods, and they are done more for exercise than anything else. There are no great expectations of any panoramic vistas, or magnificent waterfalls!

This past Friday (29-Apr-2011), I opted to roam along a road located within a public land tract known as the Randolph Community Forest (http://www.randolphmountainclub.org/multimedia/publications/foursoldiers/foursoldiersguide.html).
During the course of this hike, I experienced some views such as shown in the photo below. For anyone interested, there are additional photos and narrative at my Blog (Please click HERE (http://1happyhiker.blogspot.com/2011/04/mud-season-meander.html) to access the Blog report.)


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KathyC
05-01-2011, 07:16 AM
No Expectations? You have a great eye with your camera, I think it's a great picture..:)

1HappyHiker
05-01-2011, 08:16 AM
No Expectations? You have a great eye with your camera, I think it's a great picture..:)
Thank you Kathy for your very kind remarks!

Although it's hopefully clear in my Blog, I failed to make it clear in my MWO report that I rarely get a view during one of my meanderings along logging roads. This time was an exception! And so, the second sentence of my second paragraph above should probably have read something such as:
"Unlike most of my other treks along logging roads, I actually experienced some views! One such view is shown in the photo below."

Snow Miser
05-01-2011, 04:40 PM
Very nice blog post John! Thanks for bringing us along on your Friday mud-season meander. I love old logging roads, especially once they begin to fill in again with vegetation and trees. No matter what destroys a forest, Mother Nature always seems to be able to make things right again with time.