Tue 2/12 4 miles, including 2 miles barefoot
|Bristol on the Palmetto Trail: not enough snow to cover it.|
My biologist friend Ben says beech trees are a sign
of a mature forest, the last to come in the succession.
Because they hold onto their leaves until the
new ones push them off in the spring, they
stand out in the woods.
|I carried potato chips for the first time (in the specially |
designed potato chip pocket). I will again without a doubt.
|Most of the mud-holes were much |
wider than this one, but this was the deepest.
|Typical Croft terrain, a deep drainage that feeds the lakes. |
Note the dry south-facing slope and the snowy north-facing slope.