Trail Report – Slate Lick, short loop 230, 5/25/15

May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Monday I decided to go for a short ride at Slate Lick.  the next two weeks are going to be extremely busy so I thought I should get in a ride while I still had time.  I was feeling very laid back, and so was Simon, so we walked a good portion of the ride.  It was perfect weather and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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I plan to give his loop a go in the somewhat near future, and strap the tracker to Daisy, so I can compare my mileage to hers.  It should be pretty interesting.

For this ride I parked in the usual field that horse trailers parked.  There were two already parked there when I arrived.  I headed down the fire road, and took the right hand split to Slate Lick Run, past the closed gate, and the lake and into the woods.

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I saw these puddles full of tad poles.

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I let the dogs go for a quick swim at the end of the lake.  There were a lot of butterflies out and about too.
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Into the woods and following the well worn and marked path, I crossed the creek beds and saw a snake.

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Eventually I came to the turn up hill to the right to take the short loop.  I took it.  Simon climbed the hill, Daisy bounced ahead.  At the top we came to one of the peanut butter jar message bottles.  I love these things.  There were only a few messages, and I noticed that the dates were sort of spread out.  This trail gets a lot of traffic and I figured the book would be full. nope.  I added an entry.

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This is also the point where the long loop meets up.  On we went through the woods, enjoying the breeze.

Nothing special but a very pleasant ride.

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