Location: Eagle Mountain Park on Eagle Mountain Lake (NW Fort Worth, TX) Date: 11/5/2017
Distance: 5 miles
Today was a special hike because the fall colors finally started to show! I grew up in Michigan, with fall being that magical time of year when the leaves changed and the weather got cooler. Things are a little different here in North Texas, as the temps are still high but the leaves have started to turn. Beautiful oranges, golds, yellows, purples, and reds mixed with the usual greens. The views from the higher elevations were beautiful and the entire hike was filled with that autumn peacefulness. The blue grass has turned a majestic purple-red, almost unreal, and the oaks vary from orange to red. Everything had a touch of morning glow, so that helped too.
We did the main loop, and followed the shoreline and caught a nice breeze from the lake. Along the way we saw an armadillo, several deer, squirrels, a field mouse, and a murder of crows. I love sharing this place with others and today I went with my friend Nikki, who's gone before, and my other half who hasn't. We had a nice big lunch after and it was just a great way to start this week ahead. Happy hiking everyone!