I was very intrigued by the “Ancient Path” signs, but unfortunately, one would need a hatchet or some sort of pruning tools to walk very far on this path. I did, at least, stop and think about the poor Native Americans who were forced to march through her, often barefoot, sick or dying.
The trees were dark, and the dawn pale,
waking birds were cheeping,
a wind moved cool and frail
through dim leaves creeping.
J.R.R. Tolkien- The Last Ship
I was up at 5:30am this morning. 34F
While our friend was here cleaning the house, I took the recycling over to the Town Center and then headed off on a secret mission.
On the way back I decided to check out Lake Omaha Marina and Bait Shop. I was the only one there. I definitely need a kayak. The boat ramp is 10 steps from your car.
The series of wooden stairs leading down to the Star Falls overlook platform were badly damaged in a storm last winter. It was very sad seeing the yellow tape and “Closed” sign.
Luckily they had them fixed rather quickly, which surprised me, because in L.A. we’d be waiting for years for something like that to be repaired.
Thank you, Cherokee Village SID and other entities involved in restoring our beautiful view of the South Fork!
This is a completely paved trail, which is nice for all the senior citizens in the Village that use walkers or wheelchairs. I’m hoping to get my mom and her walker on it one of these days. I guess it’s also good for baby strollers.
It’s a very short trail. Took me 10 minutes to complete the loop and that included stopping to take a few pictures.
This beautiful trail leads to a waterfall which is actually a spillway for Lake Thunderbird. I picked up a trails map at the Town Center and it looks like if I had kept going to the left I would’ve ended up at the lake. I’ll try again next time. I didn’t have the map with me that day and was on my lunch break and another thunderstorm was on it’s way!
So the trailhead starts in this lovely little Community Park with red bud trees and a view of the falls in Papoose Park across the street. Those falls are actually a spillway for Lake Cherokee!
You can see Big Otter Creek up ahead. In the distance I could hear the roar of the falls and it was a bit unnerving I must say to hear such a force of water and not be able to see where or what it is. 😳😬
I was sitting on a lovely bench here.
This is where my hike ended and I followed a loop back to the car. That’s him over there by the Police Station.