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havalotta 03-06-2013 01:43 PM

FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK Shawnee National Forest
 
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Ferne Clyff State Park: Round Bluff nature trail
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Tucked away on the south side of the park lingers the remains of an ancient sandstone knob. The sandstone at Round Bluff is more resilient than the rock that surrounded it previously. As time passed by the weaker sandstone eroded away, leaving this unusual mound of rock.
http://shawneehillsoutdoors.com/fern...k-round-bluff/
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The plant life in this park was astounding.
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Just where does one begin?
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With the FERNS!

havalotta 03-06-2013 01:53 PM

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It would be nearly impossible to list all of the plant life that thrives in the park--there are more than 700 species! Dutchman's breeches, trillum, spring beauty, trout lily, Flowering dogwood, redbud, serviceberry, spicebush, sumac, sweetgum, maple, oak, hickory and woodland wildflowers create an extraordinary color backdrop
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What the variety!

havalotta 03-06-2013 02:03 PM

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Was it just me
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Or did it seem
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there were a LOT more trails leading UP than down!
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Mushrooms along the route.

havalotta 03-06-2013 02:11 PM

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The area was chuck FULL of geological features!

havalotta 03-06-2013 02:21 PM

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A couple of real sweater snaggers.
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One last look at the beautiful view and we're off to .....

havalotta 03-06-2013 02:58 PM

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"Big rocky Hollow "
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A half mile trail along the bluff
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leading to the 100' waterfall
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A little DRY at the moment!
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Equill sets her jug o rum down ;) and we skittle across a log to get a better view of what's left of a pool.

havalotta 03-06-2013 03:25 PM

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Reflecting back.
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Our trip together was one big pool of events after the next!
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The cliffs.....
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The green green gullies...
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The hollow snags, piles and florals
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The entanglements about our feet.....

Oh how I disliked turning around......For to do so, Meant the end of our journey.

havalotta 03-06-2013 03:42 PM

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I recall thinking....
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Even the trees... Seem to be pointing us towards the route home.
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Awaiting kitties
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Miiiiiiihissed us!

havalotta 03-06-2013 03:43 PM

T'was a "Wonderful" journey all the way from Michigan, to Louisiana, and back.
I thank you Equill for the wonderful time we've spent in the wilderness,
to Biig, her hubby and her parents for sharing with us their home, events and hospitality......

It couldn't have been any better. Even the tornado, a notch to remember...

wildwatcher 03-06-2013 08:22 PM

O when the Saints go marching in
 
I'm amazed by the exciting pictures youall have submitted. I like the blow by blow accounts, rich with humor and style, so much better than any magazine periodical I've ever read.:hi

'We're off to see BiigBlueyes' has so many facets, all these wonderful chapters thoughtfully toured, documented, & published has benefited everyone.

I'm very grateful to Havalotta & Equilibrium & BiigBlueyes for their graceful effort.

wildwatcher


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