Friday, January 25, 2013

Buffalo National River

Jo and I decided to take advantage of a mild January day by heading up to the Buffalo National River.  What we had in mind was a hike from the Highway 65 bridge over towards Gilbert.  Maybe we'd hike the whole route, then turn around and hike back.  Maybe we'd only hike part ways and turn around whenever we started feeling tired.

As it turned out, Jo and I did not hike very far at all -- only a couple of miles total.  When we came to the first unmarked fork in the trail, we chose wrong.  We looped back to where we started instead of heading on toward Gilbert.

Instead of hiking we drove down to to Shineye, a swimming beach popular with locals because it's not as crowded as the swimming areas at Tyler Bend or Buffalo Point.   On this winter day, we had the entire area all to ourselves.

Bucket was the only one wanting to go for a swim.  Jo and Rusty thought the lower fifties were still way to chilly for swimming and wanted to keep their feet dry.

And the river flows on.



Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful area. a 50 degree day would feel wonderful right now. The sun looks great too. A fun day no doubt.

KaHolly said...

Looks lovely. So glad you were able to take advantage of a springlike day and get out and about to such a pretty, serene location!!

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely area for you two and glad you had a nice day for it...Michelle

Anonymous said...

magnifique paysage

Robin said...

Looks like a nice day. I enjoy the pictures.

tess said...

Love that image of the snow in the pines. It's so gorgeous!
I am going to post a bug pic at my blog -- if you want to guess what it is, that might help me. It looks a little like a small black bee. I don't think it's termite and it definately isn't ant. Sorry the pics aren't big.
Thank you. I hope you are okay and those you love are okay.