Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summerset State Park/The Stuff I Notice

Little man and I have continued with our adventures this week during little miss' soccer camp.  Yesterday, we headed to Summerset State Park.

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 As parks go, I found it a bit odd.  Odd in the sense that the main "bike path" is attached to the main circle drive.

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Which means that if you stay on said bike path, your views, a lot of the time, look something like this.

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With the occasional traffic jam.

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What is cool though, is that there are a bunch of little lakes in the area and you can get off of the main bike path and cruise along the mountain bike trails. They call them mountain bike trails/hiking trails, but in all honesty, I sort of felt like I was tresspassing on the mountain bike trail because there are some steep hills and turns with not a lot of room so if anyone happened to be riding their bikes it could have gotten ugly. We were on high alert!

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The bugs were terrible in the woods here though. Deet didn't do a thing, either. It was really only this area - maybe we hit the motherload. The other trails we went on didn't seem to be as bad.

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Here are some views of our outing.

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Honestly, how cool is this fungus???????????????????????

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They were all over this log!

Are you ready for a game that I like to call, "Find the insect!".

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In all seriousness, what is it with boys, rocks, and water? They just can't help themselves.

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Another cool thing about this park is that it is accessible from an actual 12 mile bike trail that runs from Indianola to Carlisle. Little man and I ventured on a little of it and found this cool bridge.

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I love how nature always finds a way.

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