Lake Roland – Blue trail – 3 miles

Entering as always from the Falls rd entrance….at Wrights lane.

Following the trail up to just before the bridge then we turn left and head slightly downhill to the water. Great opportunity for dogs to take a dip under the bridge at the sandy beach.

We will follow the blue trail today which will add up to about 3 miles total. This path is less traveled or popular for some reason. I love that about it because nature is more alive here.

My first find is an ugly little cardinal chick screaming its head off for some food. Still super cute though. I am glad I am tall, otherwise couldn’t have taken this pic.

Heading further down the path, we come across these sculptures. There are 3 of them. You have to go and see the other 2 for yourself….(wink)

Mag is so handsome in my humbled opinion that I always catch myself taking portfolio pictures of him….

Just like pretty much every other trail, this gets muddy after rain as well so there are a few places where tiny “bridges” are used to help us cross these areas.

The following about fifty feet gives me a great opportunity to look for all sorts of critters….

Praying mantis, Harvestman, Red eyed moth, tiny fly, bug with eggs, Venusta Orchard spider

The vegetation here is perfect for their needs.

A beautiful specimen of American Sycamore tree.

I think 4 or 5 spots on this trail we get a choice between two possible trails to go around either mud or collapsing cliffs. Here we have dead tree trunks helping us around the mud pit.

We usually turn around when we reach this cute house but the trail continues for a little bit longer. Not much. Maybe few hundred feet.

On the way back we are able to take some pretty pics of native plants and a cute toad hopping away from Mag’s invasive nose. Ending up wedged between small trees.

Beautiful mossy tree

We also squeeze in a quick swim then getting back on the main trail walk to our car. Happy day!

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Magzilla, our AMSTAFF has rescued us in 2017 on a rainy day in May. It was a rough start because we didn’t know anything about him after him walking up on our property. But he has showed us what an amazing person he is and things became happily ever after pretty quick. He is very social, both with people and other pets. He loves his cat sisters and brothers and off course walking.

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