Beaver Pond Near Titus RoadWhat an incredibly beautiful day it was yesterday.  I hiked a 4.5 mile stretch of the Westside Overland Trail – and back…  I’ve really improved my time.  You may recall that the 6-hour Beehunter Trail in Allegany State Park took me 8 hours to hike.  This 9-mile jaunt took me about 9 hours.  Speedy!

The section I hiked takes you through Mount Pleasant State Forest between Route 430 just outside of Mayville New York to Titus Road in Sherman.   Most of the trail is cool and somewhat dark – so I didn’t take a whole lot of photos.  In the spots that did open up to sunlight, I got rather distracted by the raspberries and blackberries that were deliciously ripe.   When I reached the Beaver Pond which is very near Titus Road, I took the following shots:

Dogwood Berries   Cardinal Flower

Mint   Sneezeweed

Ooh.  I wish you could smell that mint.  Or better yet – taste it!  Delicious!

3 thoughts on “Hiking!

  1. The set of four pictures would be a nice framed piece. I like the colours and variety of shapes. Isn’t it nice to notice yourself getting stronger and more fit as you get older?!

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