As I approached this
state park, I was a little dismayed as to all the people that I saw.† For me at least, the main point of a hike is to
at least maintain the illusion that you are miles away from the nearest person.† The last thing that I wanted to do was to was stare at the back of someoneís head for several miles as
we marched in single file like a column of ants.
Thankfully, my fears
proved groundless as I actually got on the trail.† I only encountered two other groups of
people; one coming the other way. †The
other group, once I saw them, I was able to let them get far enough ahead so that †I could maintain
my illusion of isolated wilderness.
The trail was soupy in
several spots (thatís why itís called a swamp,
duh).† I also encountered several large
fire ant mounds, so I was glad for my boots.†
No mosquitoes at this time of year, although I imagine that they can get
unbearable in the summertime.† I didnít
see a lot of wildlife, just a few birds and several squirrels.
The trail goes past the