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    • Sylamore Creek

      Back on May 29 I hiked the remaining 4.7 miles I had of the original Sylamore Creek Trail. Walked about 1.5 miles from the campground where I brought my son to see his girlfriends family. Started out having to ford across the creek at the beginning.
      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • Lots of rock formations and some waterfalls.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • More waterfalls
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General
    • So many leaves it usually blocked the good views, but got one here. Also saw some cactus and tadpoles.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Astro ().

    • Instead of painting blazes they nail these little metal (aluminum?) things up. Different trails different colors. Ran into a family of armadillo. The water was pretty clear. When I got to Blanchard Springs where I had started my other hike a few years back I was originally planning to hike back. But I had gotten a much latter start than planned and a major storm was about to hit, so I yogied a ride back to the Sylamore Creek Camp with a trail maintenance crew. I sure the waterfalls would have been flowing much better on the way back, but I wasn't too keen on dodging the lightening. I also figured the rocks would be even slippery on the way back too. They recently added a connection from this trail to Ozark Highland Trail that I will have to do later.

      Please note that one picture with the sidewalk is from Mt Magazine this weekend, I can not figure out how to delete it.
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      The road to glory cannot be followed with much baggage.
      Richard Ewell, CSA General

      The post was edited 2 times, last by Astro ().

    • Astro wrote:

      CoachLou wrote:

      Wow ...... a real live armadillo
      There were like 5 of them. Made sure I didn't touch them, since they are supposed to carry leprosy.
      I see them in the forest fairly often here in Texas. This spring, there was a group of about 6. I suspect they were a litter of them. They were so focused on rooting around in the leaves for grubs, they never noticed me. One of them actually walked across the trail, stopped and sniffed my shoe. Then kept going. 5 or 6 of them rooting in leave makes a lot of noise! I think it is only the 9-banded ones that can carry leprosy. Like bears, their eye sight isn't very good.
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