We hiked one leg of the Palmetto Trail. YAY!! I will say that today, all of us are a little tired and sore. haha! We had so much fun though! We were very worried because it started raining on us when we were about 2 minutes from the trail head. Ack! After checking the weather on our phones again.... we saw it shouldn't last long. So... we started off in rain gear. :)
Parts of the trail had a boardwalk because this leg of the trail went through woods, swamps, and the marsh.
|We decided this would be the perfect ghost telling tree. All the little trees wrapped around it just looked kind of spooky.|
|We found this cute little snake on the side of the trail... dead. :( We assume it was the cold. Paul put it off the trail so no one freaked out walking by it.|
Break!!! Potty and snack and Arwen water. The rest of us had water bladders on our back so drank as we went. We had to keep stopping for Arwen. She went through two bottles of water on this hike and a lot of food. She was burning a lot of energy.
My mom got this shot of the kids and me (Arwen is there too but you can only see a little) looking out at the water and the marsh.
We really did have fun. We are all a little tired today though. haha! I was trained in canine massage therapy back when I worked in animal rehab. Now that I stay home with the kids, Arwen gets most of my massages. She isn't a big fan of me massaging her hind legs but after a couple minutes working with them she straightens them out and lets me work on them. Well, today she just stuck them out to me and let me massage them. Her pectorals were sore too. Normally, when I finish she gets up, gives me a few kisses, then goes on with her day. This morning, she laid there like this for several minutes before moving. It was so funny!
If you'd like to visit the Awendaw Passage then here's information on the trail. http://www.palmettoconservation.org/awendaw.asp