Sunday, September 18, 2005

Look for this sign on the left, as you travel up towards Harris Hill Park. These trails are for everyone to enjoy, even the pet owners. Leash and pick up after your pet. Posted by Picasa

The obligatory Woodsy shot. It was all woodsy, so get a very good look and remember it. There will be no more woodsy shots. Posted by Picasa

Look for the markers! Even better, go to the Main Website for Tanglewood, and print out the maps for the trails. We definitely would have been happier, had we so done. Posted by Picasa

Picturesque footbridges are the rule here. And each one has hidden creatures luring the nosey dog to seek them out. Posted by Picasa

September 2005. All the creeks are fairly dry. And look the same. Stones. Stones. and many more Stones. Even HuggaMutt wasn't interested. Posted by Picasa

The trails through the meadows are clearly marked. But keep in mind that the trails are rutty and challenging. Posted by Picasa

Halfway There...

This is the biggest, most open meadow. If your buddy is well-trained (GrandDog certainly is NOT), you can unleash the little darling here. (If you came in through the main page, and this is the last frame on the page: Go to the "Rest of the Tour" on the side bar to finish the visit.) Otherwise, continue to scroll down. Posted by Picasa

It's somewhat difficult to find the reentry to the woods' trail. Don't just follow the HuggaMutt. She tends to go off on tangents that don't make sense to the Human nose. Posted by Picasa

Well marked archway

These trails are mostly well marked. Timid travellers should not take any trail that seems somewhat less well-used. They become quite woodsy or overgrown. Posted by Picasa

The first view of the meadow and the pines. Ellie was not impressed but Grandma loves the open views after the close woodlands. Posted by Picasa

This is expansive. "The Pines" is an excellent discription. Posted by Picasa

Panoramic View

The end of the panorama. It's glorious and deserves a full, wide-screen view. Your well-behaved doggy can run like crazy. Ellie stayed on leash and whined after a few minutes of my estactic contemplation. Posted by Picasa

The trails are mostly marked. I recommend surfing to the website and printing maps. After a minor, bladder-related distraction, we were lost. I listened for the street and headed back. Posted by Picasa

West Hill Road. You need never be lost in Personius Woods. Just head back to the road and walk down hill. Posted by Picasa

Also on West Hill Road. The Reservoir

The sign caught my eye. Thought it would scare us away. NOT. We, especially as taxpayers, were welcome. And so are you. Welcome to Harris Hill Dam. Please be aware that the sons and daughters of taxpayers are not very good about cleaning up after their parties. Party trash doesn't bother me, but it may irk you. Posted by Picasa

Please watch out for the footing. My camera does not capture the depth involved here. Ellie is good about not pulling me down hills... Posted by Picasa

The view from West Hill Road. So inviting, we decided we needed to swim, or at least, GrandDog did. Posted by Picasa

Not just pondweed, but also tons of leaves. Ellie jumped in and sank like a stone. Dogs are hardy, and she simply regained her footing and went on her way. Posted by Picasa

Green Gold

If I were a rich man... I would have a spring just like this on my hillside property. This reservoir belongs to everyone. And rightly so! Posted by Picasa

Well, awwwww shucksss! Like I want to swim in the weedy mess. But when I was younger, sure, let's skinny dip!! Posted by Picasa

This is the view from the top of the earthen dam. Make no mistake, this is quite a climb. GrandDog Ellie was whining before we were at the top. But it's a lovely view! Posted by Picasa

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