This winter has been a hard one on me. I was sick for almost all of January. I made jokes at work about the plaque because people were dropping like flies in the office and warehouse. I worked, came home, slept and repeated.
Finally I was feeling better and on February 18th with a backpack filled with water and tissues I decided I needed to get out of the house. I probably didn’t think this through very well since it ended up being a six mile hike through some rugged terrain, but wow! Bear Creek is less than an hours drive from me and the only time I had ever been here was for the Policeman’s Ball. While exploring the All Trails app I discovered that Bear Creek had hiking trails.
Although the weather was warm there was still an amazing amount of things to see. I love my textures and without the foliage on the trees I was really able to see the stone against the bark and the textures in the abandoned buildings. There are a lot of remains of buildings to explore and the stonework is amazing.
Something I love to do is looks for “things” in nature. On this trip I was able to find a wood angel and several natural hearts in the trees. I also got to practice using negative space in my photography which was a fun little project 🙂
I would give this trail a five star. There are lots of things to explore. There are so many sink holes, caves, stone structure remains, birds, and variety of terrain. I will be making a second trip once the weather gets warmer.
The first time you go check in at the main lobby of the hotel to sign a waiver and get a wristband. Your band is good for a year so you don’t have to check in every time you go.
Happy Hiking!! Remember your camera and lots of water 🙂