Saturday was a beautiful, sunny fall-ish day – the perfect day for a hike. The Kearney Lake trails are near Kearney Lake beach, which the kids and I visited early in the summer, so less than fifteen minutes from our house. I am definitely putting this on my revisit-when-the-leaves-turn list.
The trail we were on came down along Kearney lake in a couple of spots. This is Popcorn Island. Don’t ask me why.
At about the halfway point we took a trail off to the left that was quite beautiful with moss-covered rocky cliffs to one side but it ended up not being a trail after ten minutes or so of hiking. No problem… we sat and had our apple break, took this muscly-posed shot, then found our way back to the main trail. This might be my favorite shot of the day. Just a hint of fall. Then we came to Charlie’s Lake. Gorgeous. And look… does this mean they like each other after all? I did not feel well but am glad that we got out for this hike. The fresh air had to be good for my cold and was definitely good for the soul. The kids love looking around the woods and finding neat things in nature and, for whatever reason, maybe just the distraction of it all, we rarely have to referee when we are out like this. That makes for a nice break for all of us.