I took Jack up to Southy to hike Oak Trail on Sunday. It was a fun day in the woods. I was looking at all the rock features and contours trying to find my way up through an intricate set of shelves with my 32x20 mind while Jack was fixated on every plant, bug, leaf, and fungus, growing in the woods,...opposites attract.
I wanted to show her what I call "Fern Rock" that sits about fifty yards off the road and apparently doesn't see any traffic. The outcrop stands maybe 40 or 50 feet high and is covered in moss, lichen, and obviously ferns. The ferns still look healthy and green in this last week of Novemeber??? We tried to document it but you know how that goes with battery operated toys. Oh well, hopefully she will join me again and we will get another chance at it.
What a beautiful section of woods. A mile and a half of trail, a small pocket of hemlocks, but other than that, nothing but older oaks. I don't get it? I don't even see trees like this along the AT,...old logging roads everywhere,...it must just be a matter of time.