I then climbed back up to where Adam was (this was challenging and resulted in a bruised right knee) and we finished the trail. Overall, it was a wonderful short hike with some good challenges! My jeans didn't make out very well (as you can see below), but Adam posed just to prove that he came out "clean!"
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Our Muddy Adventure to Machine Falls
Today was a beautiful day! The sky was clear and the temperature was expected to stay in the high 40s to low 50s. Since we don't get many winter days this nice (especially when I'm not on call), we decided to find ourselves a local hike. After some web-searching last night, I found an area about 30 miles from our home called the Short Springs Natural Area. This area has several trails, one "big" waterfall, and another good-sized cascade. After a light lunch at Sonic, we hit the trail at around 1. We decided to hike to Machine Falls, which was a "moderate to strenuous" 1.5 mile hike...plus about a tenth more to actually get to the falls.
Posted by Adam and Loucinda Sawinski at 11:40 PM