TODAY'S STATS: 5.2 mile hike in about two hours. Longdale Furnace Recreation Area
Earlier, I posted my justification for using the blog to keep track of the long walks and hikes I've been taking lately. I decided to set up a new post category. I called it "Constitutionals," for no other reason than that I like the word. Today's constitutional was more or less a hike. I drove out to the Longdale Recreation area, which I'd never been to, in spite of how close it is to my home. Some of the recreation area is kept up very well, but a lot of it is neglected and in bad shape. I enjoyed exploring the neglected areas more than the well maintained parts of the park, and the hiking trails were a lot of fun. I wasn't as well prepared for the trails as I should have been, and next time I'll dress more appropriately. Nonetheless, this was a fun five-mile trek.
I took a lot of pictures today, including a few panoramic shots that turned out pretty well. Click any of these to see full size versions:
Some parts of the recreation area are still in frequent use and have been maintained well. It's a scenic area for walking even without getting off of the main road.is here.