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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Swamp Hike

We took a six mile hike in a swamp today. We saw a lot of birds...(click on any picture to enlarge)


...and a lot of alligators. 






Which one is different?

almost hidden

someone is sleepy

My hiking buds

someone was waiting by the trail for the careless yappy dog




Palmettos are almost a symbol of southern swamps

This tree told me in a spooky voice, "I'd turn back if I were you".

We did have to detour as the trail became deeper under water

Cutting through a grove to get to a road

Even swamps have elevation changes

And then the rain started