Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hickory Run State Park

This weekend the weather was unseasonably warm, in the forties, a perfect opportunity for some winter hiking in Hickory Run State Park.

Rhododendrons line the creek, a perfect contrast of dark green against white snow and flowing water.

I love forests of conifers providing plenty of greenery, even in winter.

The creek is partially frozen in spots.

I love the sound of hiking along water.

Sand Spring Lake was frozen over, but starting to thaw, creating patterns of swirls in the ice.

A popular tourist destination in summer, now quiet  and covered with ice and snow.



At 7:20 PM, Blogger troutbirder said...

Hiking in a beautiful state park is as good as it gets. Me and my GSD (Baron) do that a lot...:)peperu3011

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks for visiting troutbirder! Yes, our State and National Parks are absolutely beautiful!

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Happy New Year, Anne. I hope that it is a great one for you. I can remember camping in that park with my dad, a brother, and a sister when I was a kid. I don't remember a lot about it, but I enjoyed visiting once again via your nice photos. Art

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Art, Happy New Year! Glad you enjoyed the photos, it was a beautiful park, can't wait to see it in Spring also!

At 6:11 AM, Blogger antonina arabadjieva said...

This pictures are amazing. I like this website. It's so variety.. :)

At 9:12 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Antonina! I'm glad you enjoy my photos!


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