It started as just a short simple hike to a nearby waterfall. I thought it would be a good idea to gauge my readiness on something simple before attempting a strenuous hike later in the week. It all started off great. Who knew Arkansas had so many types of fungi!? I was fascinated by all the fungi & lichens on the forest floor. It took me forever to get the .8 miles to the waterfall because I took so many shroom pics. When I made it to the waterfall .. I was a bit disappointed to find a dripping ledge of a waterfall. As I started to take a few pics, an ‘unscheduled’ downpour started and I took shelter under a large rock ledge a bit past the waterfall and its little stream. When under the ledge I checked my weather app & sure enough they said it was partly cloudy with no rain .. nice. As I waited the 15 – 20 minutes for the rain to slow down I noticed a few things. The first being that I was on the edge of a huge overhang & the waterfall that I had seen was clearly not “the waterfall” and in order to see “the waterfall” I had to move around the ledge & down. This is how the “Thought-o-log” went once the rain stopped….
|A little protection from the rain.|
Oh uh, I feel itchy.. I think that might have been poison something. Don’t rub your eyes don’t rub your eyes. Dang its so hot & humid I think my eyelids are sweating and its going in my eyes!! Wow that little stream has sure grown from the run-off. Sure wish I had worn those boots. Oh good the trail! I LOVE TRAILS! Glad I missed that web! Crap..REALLY!? How close together can spiders live?! And how quickly can spiders build these huge webs anyway, I was just here an hour ago? Oh thank goodness the car.. Pizza .. oh pizza sounds great… Don’t judge me gas station pizza lady… yes I know I have leaves stuck to the mud on my legs .. I am okay with that. It’s the spiders I am concerned about. Fine be a judger .. I will take my dollars elsewhere.
And so went my first foray into the Arkansas forest. I think I might have to rethink that strenuous hike .. this time! For more pics see His Wonders FB page under "Fun in the Forest".