Several people have suggested I check out Douthat State Park, which is right in my back yard. I'm ashamed to admit that I've ignored it for years. I've spent a fair amount of time there over the past few days, though, and I feel certain I'll be getting the most out of these gorgeous trails. This trail network is pretty much perfect for quick hikes and for longer and longer ones, and I hope to have all of a day off to spend at Douthat soon. These pictures are among the best I've ever taken, and really show how gorgeous Douthat is in October.