Saturday, May 1, 2010

Holy Jim Trail

Mom and I had a great adventure-the two of us hiked the Holy Jim falls trail and lived to tell about it. Actually the trail was beautiful and not that hard to hike. We did have to cross the stream 10 times which was tricky and really fun, but the incline was not very steep, and we were under live oaks most of the time, enjoying their shade and wild flowers were all around us. There was one wall of a cliff that was covered with ferns; and interesting juxtaposition to the neighboring cliff wall which was bare except for the cactus that was growing along its foot. The challenging part of this trip was the 4 mile drive to get to the trail head. Those 4 miles took 45 minutes to travel, with the last mile taking 14 minutes. It was terrible. The Jeep has new creaks, but she made it through a continuous road of huge potholes, rivers, and 20 foot wide mud puddles, whose depths we will never know. The best part was being with my mom, the newest Tickler!

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