After I got my teeth cleaned yesterday, I decided to drive to the end of a walking trail on my way home and snap a few pictures to take the appointment taste out of my mouth. I wasn't planning on walking because I had limited time and I was hungry. The plan was to drive to a part of the greenway walking system not too far from my house but farther away than my regular walks. There are some rocks and a stream that I wanted to photograph which are where the trail ends on a road.
There was a slight glitch in my plan. I had never driven to that end of the trail. I'd always ended up there when walking from the other end. Therefore, although I thought I knew about where it was, I was only vaguely aware of where on the road it started. I wasn't even 100 percent sure which road to park on. So, when I saw a greenway trail marker (little tree on a sign marking the start and end of walking paths), I parked my car and thought I was at the place where the rocks and stream I wanted to photograph were.
The minute I started down the trail, I realized that I wasn't where I had intended to go. As a matter of fact, I was at a part of the trail system I'd never walked on. To make it more exciting, part of the trail was flooded.It's still so recently that we were in drought conditions that a flooded trail was a sight for sore eye. So here I was, on a trail I'd never walked on that was only a few miles from my house, and I assumed if I kept walking it would meet up with one of my familiar trails. I probably walked over two miles before I realized that I wasn't seeing anything the least bit familiar.
Since I was following a stream, I felt sure it had to feed into the one I was looking for but it never did. I also didn't see another living soul. Well, unless you count the multitude of birds fluttering around saying, what's she doing in our woods.In spite of my limited time and growling stomach I was so taken with the enchanted forest feel that I wanted to keep walking and I did for quite a ways. I never did figure out exactly where I was in terms of the rest of the greenway system. I have a map somewhere and I guess I'll find it and try to pin point how much farther I'd have to walk before it would have connected with my familiar walks.If it wasn't for the greenway sign and the extra sign saying the trail had been adopted by a boy scout troupe, I would wonder if it was a parallel universe. Darn those efficient signs.