April 18, 2010
Red Square Trail - 1.6 miles, 45 minutes
Full Hike- 3½ miles, 2 hours
The climbs are easier, the trails less rocky down here than the rest of the park (keep in mind, that's all relative). The trail cuts between cliffs of the blue and white trails, runs along the edge of a low cliff near Hezekiah's Knob, looking down on the Green trail, and then follows a small stream down to Mt. Carmel Ave.
Peepers were singing in the pond, and the only other wildlife I saw (except for the squirrels and chipmunks) was overhead - my guess a Pileated Woodpecker (just from the size/shape and white markings as it flew overhead) and a red tail hawk hunting in the woods. Explain to me how a bird with 4 foot wingspan cuts in and out of the trees like that!
|Waterfall near Mt Carmel Ave|
|Mountain Laurel tangle|
|Red Square Trail|