our hike started at 6:30 a.m. - it was dark but turned bright quickly.
my hiking companion, helen, selected a 4 hour trail on the
'dog run hollow' trail system. this would bring us back before
it got too hot. helen is very knowledgeable about the
wichita mountain wildlife refuge, she leads several tours
throughout the year.
we went through a 'ragweed forest'! many people are allergic
to it. i love how it smells and thankfully i'm not allergic to any plants.
this trail lead us through various mixed prairie fields, by lakes, dried creeks,
over dams, through boulders and post oak forests.
my sketch of a unique tree form.
today's hike was good for me - physically and mentally.
this week had its good and bad so a dose of nature was
medicine to my soul.