Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hiking at York River State Park

I had Friday off, and had a number of things to do, but I did have time for a short hike - 2.7 miles - at York River State Park.  It was a lovely day for a walk.  Here is my track, hiked counter-clockwise, and starting at the blue arrowhead towards the east of the aerial view.  You can see that there is a lot of estuary and marsh in that area.

Want to see what the big estuary at the top of the satellite image looks like?  Here it is from ground level, so the hiking took place to the left of this photo:

Here is a view from the trail looking back toward where the photo above was taken:

While I was hiking, I found the geocache totally by accident.  I'd never seen one before, but I bet it would be fun to hunt for them.  If you are out there, Troop 414, your geocache made my blog!

I opened the box, and inside was a paper to sign, which I did, and this odd little doll, which I left in the box.

At the same point where I found the geocache, I looked up to see this large flock of blackbirds or starlings go by.  That they can fly in unison is amazing!

A little while later, I heard two women chatting, and eventually, they came out from behind the thick vegetation in two kayaks.  There is more ways to get around than one's two feet!

Here is another view of the marsh and the estuary.

Most of our autumnal colors are gone now, but now and then, we can still get a taste of.

Going on a hike, even a short one, on a gorgeous fall day sure beat being at work!


  1. Beautiful photos and looks like a great hike. Better than being at work. : )
    There is a geocache over by the Drane House.

  2. Yep, any time you get a work break and a hike, it's a great day!