Monday, September 24, 2012

Holmes Run - More Next Door Nature

Yesterday, Shira and I biked a small section of trail known as Holmes Run. It turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag.

On one hand, the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. I felt like I was off touring in some wilderness location. The stream the trail follows is stocked with trout, and I even had my little front pocket fishing kit with me, but we didn't have time to stop and throw in a line.

On the other hand,the trail doesn't just follow the creek, it crisscrosses it a number of times. The result is that in about 2 miles we did 5 or 6 stream crossings. This made for wet feet and a bike ride filled with interruptions. It was mildly frustrating that we couldn't just zoom along.

This is definitely a place I'll need to return to. The relatively short distance and stream crossings seems like it would be ideal for the a walk with kids. I'll also come prepared to do a little fishing. Nearby is Dora Kelly Nature Park and Winkler Botanical Reserve, two more spots which would make for fun outdoor exploration.

Next time we have a few hours free on Sunday, we'll head to this area instead of to some distant state park. Got to love the Next Door Nature.

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