Saturday, December 5, 2009

Moreau Mountain Trail, Part II

Here are a few more photos from yesterday's hike through the Palmertown Mountains at Moreau Lake State Park. I was going to toss them for being redundant or imperfect, but hey, they aren't that bad! And they do add a little more detail about these splendid trails.

One of a number of overlooks that offer views of the river below and mountains beyond

Huge erratic boulders were plunked down in the forest by the retreating glaciers.

Spring-watered rocks offer habitat for mosses, lichens, liverworts, and ferns.

Long-fallen tree trunks provide fertile ground for beautiful mosses and lichens.

Isn't it amazing how trees find a way to root and grow right out of the cracks in the rocks?

Water, water, everywhere! With recent rains, all brooks were full to overflowing.


Ellen Rathbone said...

I love the rock faces! There seem to be lots of great rock faces at Moreau...another reason I have to go there!

troutbirder said...

First time visitor really enjoying you neat hikes and photos. Also intrigued by the idea of a 17 pound solo canoe. That's new concept to me! Thanks

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Ellen, I would just love to show you around "my" Moreau Lake State Park. We should plan an outing.

Hello, troutbirder, I am very pleased to meet you and have a chance to visit your interesting blog. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. That canoe changed my life! I can get to the water so easily, no excuses. You should check out to see their beautiful canoes. They can ship all over the country.

Jackie C said...

Gorgeous photos! Hard to believe they were taken so recently, given today's weather!