The Traditional Christmas Hike
Almost every year since we married, J and I have wandered off into the woods on Christmas morning or afternoon.It’s time for just the two of us to decompress after the excitement. This year we had a quick Christmas morning gift exchange and yummy breakfast with the small one, my mom and her husband before driving to Lake Catherine State Park
for the afternoon. The plan was to hike the Dam Mountain Trail, but we didn’t realize that it closes during hunting season. Better safe than sorry. We did a loop of 2 other trails to get in about 4.5 miles of hike.
The 23rd and 24th of December brought record rainfall to our neck of the woods. Unfortunately it was bad enough to flood several areas, strand a few folks and even displace a few for the Holiday. It also meant that the waterfalls were flowing and we saw some pretty magnificent ones. Beauty and Destruction. Water always wins, no matter what.
We’ve hiked most of this area before but it looks totally different with that much water.
We had a great time and we can still look forward to going back to finish that Dam Mountain Trail someday.