Blackwater Heritage State Trail

Sunday morning Matt and I got up bright and early to drive out to Milton and walk the Blackwater Heritage State Trail.

I must confess I was not excited about it (to put it nicely).

Matt found it online and really wanted to do this one over a more traditional hike through Blackwater State Forest. I thought that the paved roads, bench spots and restrooms would mean this would be nothing more special than walking through our neighborhood. When I'm in the mood to hike I want to spend hours in the deep woods, get lost for a bit, swear I'm never doing it again, and come home covered in bug bites and dirt. You know, a real hike.

I'm so glad I gave the trail a shot - I had a blast and it was a nice change of pace considering my back started to go out at the end and had we been on a 'real' trail I probably would have been air lifted out.

No idea why this was drawn on the pavement but we took a chance and proceeded anyways!

After I posted it to my facebook!

It was pretty bizarre to see regular roads crossing the trail. We were there from about 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning and there were tons of other people out.

Evidently, I stopped on the bridge to whip my hair back and forth.

Matt took some awesome photos as we walked!

At about 4 miles in my lower back started to hurt so I stopped and did some stretching! We walked a total of 6 miles and I couldn't think of a better way to start our Sunday.

Matt, you were right :)