On Saturday, April 20, Larry and I went to Bankhead National Forest, which is a little east of Haleyville.
We hiked trail 201 (left red line) we went a little past 209. It was about 3 miles long.
I had heard about the Big Tree( largest tulip tree in Alabama) but I didn't see these directions to it till we were done our hike. If we had left in the morning , packed a lunch and made it a whole day hike I might make it to the tree.
Larry taking a rest.
Larry getting a twig out of his shoe.
some of the trail was a little muddy.
The first I remembered it was near Earth Day when we came to 6 people (4 women and 2 men) clearing the trail of trees. They were using hand saws to cut the trees that are across the trail, no motorized tools allowed in a National forest! There were a lot of down trees. A very big job.
Little flowers on the trail.
Larry gave me some roses after work on Monday. No special reason, just cause he loves me! What a romantic. The other guys were asking him what had he done.
By the end of the week the roses were getting weak heads, so I cut them and put them in a bowl, it made a pretty arrangement.
In the lot where our RV was parked petunias started popping up. There use to be homes here last year, but they had been taken down. I picked a few before we left so I brought a little of Haleyville with us.