To be fair I set out earlier and turned back. It was raining pretty badly where I was and I didn’t really feel the wet. I went grocery shopping instead and headed out in a few hours. When I got to the preserve it was muddy, however not really from just today. It’s been raining like a mofo so everything was kind of swampy. I for sure didn’t do this one for time!
It was wet and muddy but so very pretty. Good thing because I had to sit down to catch my breath a few times when I saw a dry rock or two. There was lots of water, oh, and check out my new hiking shoes! They aren’t purple anymore, but they are for sure waterproof as my feet stayed dry the whole hike through many random rivers that cut through the trail, and mud. Yeah mud.
But I kept on looking up! So pretty. It was also probably a bad idea since I caught up to a couple and the guy lost his footing in the mud and took a tumble. He was fine but I almost did the exact same thing. At least there were a lot of clean streams to take out some of the mud.