This morning, I packed a lite picnic lunch, we loaded into the car, and headed Northeast to Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
This was the third time we'd visited the pretty preserve. We went hiking here last year when my mom was in town and ended up getting lost. Luckily, this year, the nature center was open and we were able to purchase a trail map.
There were a lot of people out on the trails with it being Labor Day. But we enjoyed the peace and quiet of nature for the majority of our walk.
Glen Helen is in a small town called Yellow Springs. Aptly named after the springs that turn the rocks and sediment this orange-yellow color; due to the large iron content in the water.
It's a beautiful place to hike. We took one of the shorter trails and it took a bit more than an hour to walk it.
We were able to enjoy several landmarks this time around that we didn't get to see last time.
|The Cascades - Glen Helen|
The Cascades was a pretty area to view. In this photo you can see the neat rock formations. They are throughout the preserve.
|Pompey's Pillar - Glen Helen|
Along the trail, they have a memorial to the namesake of the park. I like the little poem Helen penned so many years ago.
I'm glad we started out fairly early as it was getting muggy. So we headed out to another park nearby and ate our picnic lunch.
We stopped at Peifer Orchards on the way home and picked up some fresh corn, peaches, green peppers and honey.
We'll enjoy the corn with some burgers this evening and I'll make a small peach cobbler for dessert.
Hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend.