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Bears in the woods

Anna and the grandcubs are visiting this week. They've gone down to Walmart to buy some water balloon supplies, because she's just that awesome a mom. Yesterday, I took them to Leonard Springs Nature Park to hike the one mile loop.

There are some neat caves high up where one starts. Then the ground falls steeply down toward an old lakebed. A stream tumbles down in a series of waterfalls. The old lake's dam has been breached, draining most of the lake and making a wetland for wildlife to occupy. We heard geese flying over. Turning back uphill, we walked through dense woods back to the road.

Daniel is fast and strong and wanted to run ahead. James is a good walker, but steep trails are something new for him. He also slipped on some wet rocks and got himself all wet and dirty, as well as bumping the back of his head. But he wasn't too fazed. After the hike, we ate an early dinner at Steak 'n' Shake.

Leading the way

Leading the way

Tumbling Stream

Tumbling Stream

Bringing up the rear

Bringing up the rear

Mama Bear with Cubs

Mama Bear with Cubs

N.B. My lifetime hiking miles are now 1,587.
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