A few bumps...
Wooded hills and small farms...
Nicely rolling topography...
Bedrock in the road cuts...
Roads named after interesting things (rather than per some XY grid)...
Old barns and silos...
Log cabins...hmm...we were very intrigued and were not surprised to learn, upon some subsequent geographic research, that...
...we'd actually entered Appalachia (or were at least on the edge)!!:
Upon arriving at Clear Creek Nature Preserve we enjoyed....
Towering trees (L: White Oak, R: Black Cherry):
Lush forest floor:
Whimsical rock outcrops:
Well done trails:
Moss covered boulders:
Dry ridges of Chestnut Oak forest:
Eastern Hemlock forest:
Interesting flora such as...
Rattlesnake Plantain (an orchid):
Pink Ladyslipper (another orchid):
Jennifer contemplating the deep forest:
Steve sizing up a nice rock outcrop:
This place was so much fun we went back the very next day!