#hike3 - Oak Point Park

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.


Happy Hiking!