Sleepy Saturday

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”

I was telling Mag that I will sleep in. His dad let him out at 5 in the morning so in my opinion there was no reason for waking me up at 7am. He did anyway….

This morning we’ll check out

Lake Roland Park

(we will enter from Falls rd. at Wrights lane – this is the first time I have noticed that the trail’s unofficial entrance have an actual name – under I83 (inner loop))

Map

RANT: (Verb – speak or shout at length in a wild, impassioned way)

Please do everyone a favor including yourself! If you are coming from North (I83) do not park on your right. It is clearly posted that there is NO PARKING on that side! Because it is NOT safe for you to cross busy Falls rd.! Drive up about a quarter of a mile and safely turn around at the next development’s entrance/exit (it only takes a minute of your life, really). After you have done this amazing maneuver (proud of you all!), please DO NOT STOP in the curve of the road on you right either….this spot is also clearly marked with NO PARKING signs. Pull up about 30 feet onto the gravel and park your wonderful vehicles there.

I have seen such daredevils aka #letsscarethes..toutofincommingtrafficwhiletryingtocauseafatalaccidentcauseidontwanttowasteaminutegoingdowntheroadtoturnaroundsafly (you might notice I am going for a world record here), who would actually park on the left side of Falls coming from the North – facing incoming traffic for a few seconds in an S shaped road – and also on the left side of the 90 degree right curve NO PARKING zone.

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! HELL NO! Are you trying to kill yourself? Or others?

Please!!!! I am pleading here!

You have come here to enjoy nature, to exercise, to take pictures etc. or because obviously you have the time to be here any given day of the week instead of doing more important things (I am guilty as charged!) Take your time to be safe for all of our sakes!

Thank you!

Caring is totally stressing me out. #BREEEEEEEEEEATH!

Keep on walking, keep on walking….

This trail is always a good idea when it’s hot since it stays much cooler thanks to its huge trees and the Moores branch.

Mag loooooooves this part of the trail under the bridge.

Today we are following the RED trail until we reach this wooden sign

then we are turning right onto the GREEN trail, which will pick back up to the red one but will give us a bit of more challenge (1% more).

It is a tiny bit more hilly, rocky, rootsy.

We have just scared away a doe close to the creek….I have pooped my pants and Mag almost ran up the hill to chase after her. Sigh….

When we reach the RED trail again, we’ll turn left to make our loop. There is about a quarter of a mile with pretty nature art (it’s a very popular way of self-realization in Baltimore).

The trail gets arrow straight for awhile with the old railroad tracks still visible.

This section also gets really muddy after a good rain so be careful or use the other trail on the right about 20 feet away. Even though there are wood circles and planks laid down on the path at several locations, all should still watch their steps. I was unlucky enough about 2 months ago, badly twisting my left ankle on them, another mile of walking still ahead of us. Recovery was more than 3 weeks and it’s still very finicky in certain angles (I have never had any injuries in my life, if you wonder).

As always, today’s walk was great! We met quite a few friends, mostly friendly ones this time around. Mag was very pleased.

Off course no day goes by without me forgetting something, so there is no image from AllTrails today since it slipped my mind to turn it on. I’ll blame my rant for that one.

As you can see we are packing on miles as time goes by. The further we go out of the city the more walking we’ll do.

While cleaning Mag off in the car I got suspicious of a weird sound. Started listening and sure enough there was a bird nest above Yoda. Chicks were screaming their heads off for food!

Nature/animals never stop to amaze me. There is a forest next to us and this little bird builds a nest right above a busy road’s gravel parking area. I am crossing my fingers for them!

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