First Trek of Fall, '18

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First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Greg » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:37 pm

Couldn't quite put this one in the Gatherings forum if there wasn't even a dog with me to bring my attendance to 'two', now could I?

I enjoyed some phenomenal weather here in South-Central Indiana for a day hike today. Started in the low-60's...just cool enough that all the humidity disappeared and I was left with that unique, cool dry smell that can only mean one thing: Fall. Put a solid 3-4~ish miles underfoot off-trail today...definitely worthwhile.



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Pleased to see that the overall effect continues to match my environment well.
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Following gravelly creek beds is a nearly sure-fire way to eliminate a casual pursuit. If you're being tracked in earnest, don't expect miracles, but I've found things change quickly in even the lowest-flowing of streams.
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The ready supply of nice cool and (relatively) clean water is appreciated as well.
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Don't forget to look up, and take in the occasional Mallorn.
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...aaaand the obligatory mug.
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Hoping this helps push you out your own doors,

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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby TaylorSteiner » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:48 pm

Beautiful.
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Straelbora » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:45 pm

Nice! Where was this at?

I can't wait for solid fall weather- I've got a dozen projects at the Inn that I've been avoiding due to the heat and humidity.
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Greg » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:05 am

A preserve in Brown County...one of the Sycamore Land Trust properties, which is why I didn’t light a fire or anything.
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Ursus » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 am

Helps push me out my own door? This made me want to sprint out of it. We enjoyed the same weather over here to the West of you. My weekend begins after tomorrow and you can bet I’ll be out soaking up the magic that is fall weather.
No bow? Preserve rules I presume?
Also did you make a bigger snapsack or is it just packed more full than usual?
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Greg » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:01 am

Snapsack’s got the dry goods that are normally in my bedroll inside right now. Just a smidge on the bulky side, comfort-wise. I left the bow to avoid accusations of hunting. Preserve doesn’t say you can’t carry, but I didn’t want any hippies pointing fingers or calling DNR. My new hawk enclosure was scheduled to be inspected by DNR later in the day...I needed to be on their “nice” list.
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Elleth » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:11 am

Oh that looks like a grand time!

... the streambed looks familiar. I take it that's a regular haunt?
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Greg » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:12 pm

Actually, never been here before, but it looks eerily similar to the one I used to frequent at my old house about twenty minutes from here.
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Straelbora » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:43 pm

Elleth wrote:Oh that looks like a grand time!

... the streambed looks familiar. I take it that's a regular haunt?



Most of the hills in this part of the world (from Wisconsin and Michigan all the way down to Kentucky) are usually terminal moraines- the detritus bulldozed at the front edge of the glaciers and then deposited there when the ice melted.

What's neat about the hills in Morgan and Brown counties of Indiana (Greg's stomping grounds and the location of my Inn) is that they are the bones of the mountains that once stood next to a shallow equatorial sea 300 million years ago. As such, lots of shale streambeds. This one's in the 'hollow' on the north end of my property.
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Re: First Trek of Fall, '18

Postby Iodo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:35 pm

That looks like it was a grand adventure :P it makes me want to hit the trail
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