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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wish I could walk on water

I met a guide that explained that the trails were officially closed, but that I was welcome to try a hike.  
(Above is Straight out of the camera)
"The trails becomes a river when the land is flooded"
"The snakes and alligators do not know that the stream is meant to be a hiking trail"

The further I hiked, the wetter the trail was.
I was not about to turn back.
I trudged through the swamp... carefully
Until I reached this serene scene
About an hour was spent laying on the bench and taking in the location
and I decided to take a different way back,

by following the exit signs
I ended up turning around and going back the way that I came

I did NOT complete this hike in Flip-flops... I'd NEVER hike past dangerous animals and through mud in unsafe shoes.
I was NOT covered in mud at the conclusion of the hike.

I did NOT walk straight through the middle of the murky stream-path by the end of my hike.  I'd NEVER risk stepping on snakes of alligators just because it was easier. 
I did NOT make it all the way to the lake just because the guide said it'd be too hard to accomplish in flip-flops.  
I'd NEVER do something just because someone told me it would be difficult.  

Do you like trying things that others say are a challenge?



11 comments:

Vernz said...

o.. my gosh good there were no alligators along the way ... thanks for taking us to your trail .. great experience.

Indulge
An Ordinary Day

Marie Höglund said...

Wow what a lovely and interestingpost. Thanks for sharing.

Daniela said...

Beautiful scenery , im glad you did it so we could see it :)

luna said...

What a story, what beautiful photos!

life's journey said...

It looks pretty. happy mellow yellow Monday.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Boy...that looks like a scary hike. Like the ones my husband make me take. I am always afraid of running into a bear in these parts. No aligators or dangerous snakes here. Valerie

32˙North said...

You are much more daring than I! Snakes and aligators - no way!

Amanda

Dragonstar said...

Quite an experience! Your colour pictures tell a great story.

Manang Kim said...

Oh my hiking with flip-flops, you are a brave girl ^_^. I feel like I am with the trail too, one thing that I do am so afraid is the snake not much with the alligator ^_^. Happy Monday!

MYM-An Angel
MacroMonday-The Bug

Marice said...

whoah! thats an overload of memes :) great photos Carly! Thanks for the quiet walk! ;)

Carolyn Ford said...

What a beautiful hike that was, water, mud and all! I am SO glad you did NOT encounter a snake or alligator lurking in the grasses somewhere...I wouldn't be brave enough to follow you in there! Whoa!

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