Salt Lick Point and Water Reserve Hike – 8/19/17

We started out early on a Saturday morning with hopes of beating the heat and pointed the nose of The Mighty Merc down Bluff Road:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

As we pulled into the parking lot, the hopes of beating the hopes of beating the heat were quickly dashed as it was warm and humid:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

But we loaded the kids on our backs and pressed on heading up the Salt Lick Trail which winds its way up to the top of the bluff:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

It wasn’t long before the boy wanted to do some hiking of his own:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

After working up a good sweat, we were rewarded with a great view overtop of the hill prairie:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

We continued on the ridge of the bluff for a while before it turned back into the woods:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

It wasn’t long before both kids wanted to do some hiking of their own. It was a textbook case of monkey see monkey do:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Winding our way back down the bluff:
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We were greeted with the sight of lots of black eyed susans in full bloom:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

And eventually popped out by the old mining building near the parking lot:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Map of the hike:
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With some time to kill, and desiring to do a bit more exploring, we wandered the level road a bit:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

Until we got to the General Store in Mayestown:
Sara L.: 8-19-17 &emdash;

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