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Hiking at Sky Meadows State Park 
14th-Nov-2010 05:23 pm
Hercules
We took advantage of the gorgeous autumn weather to go hiking yesterday in Sky Meadows State Park. A group of us took Hercules the llama with us for the walk. The park booth attendant had no clue what to do with a llama, so he called in a ranger. After a prolonged discussion, they dubbed Herc to be a horse and sent us off to walk the horse trails on the east side of Route 17. We took the outside loop of the bridle trail, ending up in the trees on the crest of the "mountain," then coming back down into the meadows as the sun fell low. It was a glorious afternoon.

Sky Meadows State Park Lost Mountain Bridle Trail
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 900 Feet (280.5 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 200 Feet (62.3 Meters)
Length, Round Trip: 5 Miles (8.33 Kilometers)

There are picnic facilities, trailer parking spots, hitch rails, a mounting block, port-a-jons, and a little playground at the trailhead.


From the crest From the crest
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park looking back West toward Route 17 from the mountain crest.
From the crest, further back From the crest, further back
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park looking back West toward Route 17 from the mountain crest.
Sunglare on the water Sunglare on the water
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park looking back West into the sun.
Sunglare on the water Sunglare on the water
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park looking back West into the sun
The meadow trail The meadow trail
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park looking northwest through the meadows
looking for dinner looking for dinner
We saw three or four birds of prey as we headed back to the cars. It was obviously dinner time.
Sunset on the hills Sunset on the hills
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park. Sunset was behind me when I took this photo.
persimmon? persimmon?
11/13/2010 Sky Meadows State Park.

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