Ok, our house isn’t ON the Greenbrier River Trail. We have to cycle just…. maybe half a mile on 219 to get to the GRT. So, here’s how it goes. I get on the bike at the house, cycle down 219 past the drive-in movie screen. Yes, the community gathers in this field on Friday nights in the summer and watches movies. It’s free, but you should tip a dollar or so for the man who grooms the field for the weekly event. I’m looking forward to this treat and was thinking that it would be fun to have the community to our place periodically for some pickin’ and grinnin’ (music and socializing), as we have a great place for gatherings with power at the gazebo and hope to have restrooms out there in the near future.
Anyway, past the movie screen and onto Old Buckeye Rd. We cycle onto a little road that goes to the bridge and then we are on the Greenbrier River Trail. Today, as yesterday, I headed south first. I quickly encountered falen trees. Here is my Townie after we passed under this tree. The next tree wasn’t passable. You can see how dense it is, and how steep the embankment beside it. Were I bikeless, I could pass. But what would be the point in going somewhere without my bike? As I turned around, to head north on the trail, I looked around to admire the beautiful stones jutting out of the hillside. Heading North on the trail, I came across a beautiful woodpecker, nearly 3′ from the tip of his crested head to the tip of his tail. He looked just like Woody the Woodpecker. He was probably a piliated woodpecker, or a readheaded woodpecker.
Sunken Rock picnic area was too muddy to descend to, but I included a picture of it. Past that point, the snow was still lingering and very soon, I had to abandon the trail because I wasn’t cycling with studded tires.
Thank to my cyber friend, Tom for his comment about the pictures, as they prompted me to go back out today and to shoot the pictures that I just forgot to shoot yesterday. I’m no longer able to get my pictures to post inline with text, and so they seem to be posted in reverse order to their mention. A second post is coming, but it’s about the house.