Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Walk in the Woods: Part Two

After Ash Cave, we made our way to Cedar Falls, which at this time of year with the drought we've had should just be called Cedar Rock with Little Trickle of Water. Still, it was pretty. Even though it's not really Fall any more...the leaves have fallen from the trees and there's that crisp bite of winter in the air...there's still something so beautiful about this in-between stage of everything. The stark yet golden tones of rocks, the brown, gray, and white shades of various species of trees, the pale blue sky, and the hints of green at the tops of pine trees and the thin layers of moss covering rock faces and tree bark.

After our short hike to Cedar Falls we made our way to Old Man's Cave, which sits in a little valley surrounded by rock and filled with evergreens. Before we starting exploring we stopped at a little picnic bench that overlooked the valley and devoured out Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches I had made the night before. Then it was off to Old Man's Cave...

I'm not sure if you are actually allowed to crawl into the caves, but we did. Hey, some kids were doing it so we figured what the hell! And yes, if those kids jumped off a bridge I would too, BOOM!

That was about it for the hiking. We had a really nice time, despite it being a little too nippy. It was nice to get away, just the two of us and explore for a bit! I really hope to go back sometime in the near future! I'd love to see it covered in snow (maybe with a thermos full of hot chocolate)!

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