Monday, June 29, 2015

Talladega National Forest: Coleman Lake Loop 2 miler



Many miles on a dirt road, Chan says 'solid inch of dust on our car!!'


Parking is at the swim beach, but no one would actually swim-Canada Poose live here.



Really random wall!



Bonus find, sensitive briar



So cool!



Lots of poking, looooots of poking


I really thought these were barnacles for a minute.


The trail loops the lake, there's a minor hill climb to the above high point, then it goes back down to skirt the lake.  There are several small bridges.




We saw turtles and frogs and heard all kinds of frogs calling back and forth.
There is not good fishing in this lake due to having to let the lake drain to fix a problem.  They are going to close down all fishing until 2017 to allow the restocked population to get established.

Tiny turtle!

Fishing bridge!


I loved the ferns!


We left the campground and headed back out to the main road to make our way home.
Coming out of the mountain roads to this view below of sun shining through trees was extra pretty!



These pics are from an earth cache in White Plains we stopped to solve,


It's a pretty walk on a pretty lake, the campground has power and water and is along the Pinhoti Trail.  It's also remote and you have to go on gravel roads to get to it,  People had campers back there and in fact, there are no tent pads, just paved spots, not sure you even can tent camp.  But hauling a camper back there would be scary!

About Me

Unschooling mama from the start with 2014, 2016 and 2018 graduation dates. I enjoy camping, reading, swimming, hiking and photography.