Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Walking Logue’s Way 2.26.10

We’ve been walking Logue’s Way most every day since my sister has been here. She has a beautiful Golden Lab that needs lots of exercise.

I thought I’d share with you the different types of scenery you would see if you visited this area. There are many hiking trails in the area, and each one has something new to see.

There is a small parking area at the trail head. Stop at the center for a quick look at an overview of the area and pick up a map. The trail is marked but it’s nice to have. Be sure to sign in. If the area is being used it is more apt to be open. Many parks are being closed due to low budgets.

After you leave the sign in, you’ll follow a shell trail.025cs

It’s only a short distance to the first boardwalk.

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This is a wetland area….the boardwalk makes it possible to view the area without damaging it, or getting wet.

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Whenever we hike a trail we stop an move debris from it….limbs, palm fronds etc. A lot of the work done to keep these places open is by volunteers…so we try to do our part as we enjoy it.

After you leave the boardwalk there is a short trail..

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Then you’ll find yourself on another boardwalk.

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After you leave the wetland area the landscape changes. It’s higher ground, sandy soil, tall pine trees and low growing palms. A great place for power walking.

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The trail makes a loop through this area with many side trails and a couple of shortcuts. After the loop through the “uplands”…you’ll come back to the boardwalks and the trailhead. It is a nice hike…and can be as short or as long as you want. The whole trail is about 4 1/2 miles.

We’ve  met some nice people on the trail. Some riding bicycles, walking dogs, horseback riding and even a couple of “geocachers”. We hadn’t realized there were geocachs out there.  After talking to them, I checked it out on-line, at   www.geocaching.com     If you are looking for a way to get your kids interested in hiking with you….try geocaching.  It looks like an inexpensive hobby…..and lots of fun. They can do research on caches on the internet…load them into the GPS and away you go.   Techno-treasure hunting.

8 comments:

  1. That is a very beautiful green area to hike. You are lucky to have some green, we are still a month or two away.

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  2. Looks like a lovely, peaceful place. It must be nice to have it close by.

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  3. My that's quite a boardwalk! Thanks for the trip.

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  4. Gorgeous!! So Peaceful looking.

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  5. This is a beautiful walk. Your series of pictures show the path so well that I feel I have been on the walk with you. Thank you for taking us along.

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  6. What a lovely place for a walk. I enjoyed walking along with you!

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  7. Amazing!That bridge is beautiful beyond imagination! :-)

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  8. That looks so beautiful! And warm. I wish I could jump into your pictures and start walking right now.

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