Date: January 21, 2017 Time: 10:06 am
Place: Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
Distance: 2.4 miles
We walked the Rowlett Creek trail, circled down the Willow Springs trail, and ended with the Burr Oak trail. All in all, it was a bit muddy from recent precipitation, and the trash was excessive. We passed a few people enjoying the park, and it had a some nice views of the creek. The creek was littered with tires and the trees overhanging were littered in plastic bags. Sad state, I couldn't do much for either of those things. Maybe we need an organized cleanup here? I'll have to look into local efforts.
I had to stop and think of my motivation for this challenge. I want to see new things and connect with nature. I was able to walk through the woods today, along a flowing creek in the middle of the city. That's cool, but it was still the city. I'm focusing future hikes in less populous areas - for my sake.