We selected Three Rivers for our destination, knowing that it would be off the table in a few short weeks once hunting season starts. As it was, we weren't able to hike the route we intended because of some sort of fox hunting or training activity that had vehicles in areas they normally aren't allowed, and guns being fired. Nevertheless, we made a little loop hiking along the gravel service roads. Alden got to try out his rain boots, but wasn't too certain about the big clodhoppers. He didn't feel very confident in them, so Erin changed him back into his sandals, and he immediately felt more bold. He did a great job hiking on his own until he got tired. Frankie added some more rocks and a dried evening primrose stalk to his "adventure pack."
We saw a bald eagle, a red eft, and a red-tailed hawk. It was really nice!
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