Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hike to Peavine Falls 


Misty overlooking Peavine Falls
Originally uploaded by freshairfamily
My thighs are sore today. While the girls stayed behind with Misty's mom, Misty and I joined yesterday's Fresh Air Family "Winter Tree Hike" at Oak Mountain State Park. I am pleased to say that it was one of the most enjoyable events I've attended with the group. Our guide, Henry Hughes, pointed out different things to look for in the leaves of trees as we hiked down to Peavine Falls. I hadn't seen the falls before, and it was worth the trip. What I didn't realize was how out of shape I am, as the steep climb back up became rather strenuous. The cool weather with only an occasional light dripping of rain made it easily bearable, though. Nevertheless, I'm glad the girls weren't with us -- someone probably would have ended up with a broken leg, or, at the very least, fallen into the cold water.