Matt had a 4 day weekend and we had planned a longer backpacking trip. That didn't happen. So Saturday I suggested heading to Guntersville to hike.
I can not read this map. That middle trail part no longer exists and getting around the far left side, the trail goes from wide and clearly blazed to head-high weeds and no clue, passes under a pylon and BAM, back to wide and blazed.
It used to loop around and climb to the bluff where you could see the dam. We brought our hammocks with the intent to hang out up there a while, but where it starts going up, the trail forked and only the new part that is nearly flat and leads back to the parking area is clear. The other trail was covered over in fallen limbs and leaves and looked like you were not supposed to use it.
We headed from there to another trail we started hiking last fall with Nia and a tree had fallen and blocked it. As we were leaving, a crew had shown up to clear it and the leader said it was the prettiest trail on the lake. So, we headed back to check it out.
At this point, I was discouraged. 2 crappy overgrown trails leading nowhere I was interested in seeing. So, we abandoned the hiking plan and started geocaching.
We had late lunch at Arby's, which Matt pointed out was RB's for Roast Beef. I wondered why there was a hat on the sign!
Horrific flesh wound!
We have one more day left of Matt's 4 day vacation. There are plans. I hope they work out.