|Board Walk Loop Hike|
|Bald Cypress and their "knees"|
I made this place my last park visit east of the Mississippi because I knew it to be hot and muggy here. But, fate had other ideas. It was still quite hot and humid in late September. So, I just had to deal with it, making sure to slather on both the sun screen and bug spray. I was sure glad to have the window screens on my "Prius RV" to keep the skeeters out and let the breeze in.
|A very large loblolly pine|
water snakes, raccoons, and a cardinal flower. With the long Spanish moss hanging down and the bald cypress knees pointing up, it looked like cave stalagmites and stalactites on the creek. Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera ... I don't trust myself in a canoe with any electronic devices that aren't water resistant *lol*.
Every 4 to 5 years, the portion of the boardwalk that is 8' off the ground gets covered with water. The rangers shared that the only places in the park that aren't under water are the road, visitor center, and campground. During my visit, there was very little water.
Despite the heat and humidity, I really enjoyed my visit to this park.
|Portion of an old still|
back in the woods