This afternoon some friends and I went walking on the Price Lake Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The trail was a 2.3 mile loop around Price Lake. The weather was nice and the lake was really pretty. The wildlife not so much.
It rained quite a bit yesterday so the trail was pretty muddy (Toms might have been a poor shoe choice). Apparently the rain made all the critters wanted to come out to play. We ran into:
A snake. Funnily enough, when we ran into it we were talking about all the crazy animals we’ve run into while hiking (there was a cow incident once). Snakes are a new one. And hopefully not a reoccurring one.
When you go hiking with a biology major, you will have to stop while she catches tadpoles. And then she’ll make you take a picture of it.
She was very excited about finally catching one. We found a hidden Mickey too.
There were lots of beaver dams:
And other beaver evidence
But no beavers.
No Biebers either.
It’s probably a good thing we didn’t find and beavers (or Biebers), I’ve heard they’re surprisingly vicious.
It was a nice little trek through the woods. Minus the snake. It was nice to get out while the weather was nice because it’s been pretty gross all week.
Tomorrow I’m going for a 5 mile run (yikes!), I’m staying positive, I will do it and it will be awesome. I’ve still got my eyes on a 10k in May. Then I’m chaining myself to my laptop and getting some work done. So much to do before the end of next week. Luckily next week is the last week of class! Good thing too, I don’t think I’m going to make it much longer. So ready for summertime! And sleep.