The other day, Mom and I took a spring walk in February along Nine Mile Creek. Back in November, Madison and Mom walked there for the first time. This time we went the other direction to see what we could find. I’m game for anything with Mom and it got her to stop driving me around for a while. I can’t stand riding in the car. It makes my head furs stand on end, LOL!
One reason we stopped here is that we thought it would not be too muddy and we were right. We have so much mud at home, we don’t want anymore, and not in the car! The creek is way down below the road, so we passed the sign and headed down the hill on the trail.
Whoops, SQUIRREL! I could not focus as I find squirrels more interesting than modeling. Notice all the snow/ice on the creek behind me? Some places it is all water and others it is still partially frozen because of the shade.
They have some benches along the bank of the creek. I prefer to stand on them rather than sit. We didn’t see many people on our walk, so it didn’t bother anyone that I was on the bench.
There are many trails back up the hill to different neighborhoods. This one is rather funny. It doesn’t look like a really good one, but at least it is a natural trail.
In some spots there are small areas of rapids. While the creek isn’t very full, but at least there is enough water to keep things flowing along. They are doing a lot of work on the trees along the creek. This branch must have escaped during the work.
We did find a few mud spots along the trail and one spot actually was icy, but for the most part, the trail was hard as a rock. Being down low and with lots of shade, the area stays pretty cool.
Our walk was only about forty minutes. We will come back again some day and go further. It is a nice, quiet, and pretty place to go walking.
We’re joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.