Sandy Rumsey

 

…an ordinary person

Trillium Grandiflorum

2020 Hiking Log

Miles Hiked in 2020

Total Elevation Gain: 42,699 ft

 

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else.” —- Yogi Berra

Spring in the south brings a dazzling display of blooms. The flowering / ornamental trees give a dramatic flair to any landscape. Corporations and residences use ornamental flowering trees in their landscapes. Several indigenous species grow wild in the forests and along our mountain trails.

I hope to be able to catalog a few of them here.  Bear in mind that I need to be out with a camera ready when I spot the blooms.

Eastern Redbud

Redbud. Glorious purple-pink blossoms brighten early spring in many North American forests. Available in a range of graceful forms, redbud is adaptable to a wide spectrum of garden climates — in California it performs more dramatically than the native California redbud. Botanical name:Cercis canadensisCommon name: Eastern redbudUSDA zones: 4 to 9Size: Up to 30 feet tall; compact varieties are […]

Fescue

Table Mountain Pine

Table Mountain Pine

Table Mountain pine, Pinus pungens, also called hickory pine, prickly pine,[1] or mountain pine, is a small pine native to the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. Pinus pungens is a tree of modest size (6–12 m), and has a rounded, irregular shape. The needles are in bundles of two, occasionally three, yellow-green to mid […]

Recent Happenings

Daisy Dean Creek to the Narrows

Daisy Dean Creek to the Narrows

"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi BerraDaisy Dean Creek Trail to The Narrows Distance: 4.84 Miles Out and Back Elevation Gain: 525 ft. Difficulty: Easy Walk in the Woods Directions: TRAVEL 32 MILES WEST OF HARLOWTON ON...

Flat Laurel Creek via Art Loeb at BRP

Flat Laurel Creek via Art Loeb at BRP

"If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else." ---- Yogi BerraFlat Laurel Creek Loop Distance: 6.0 Miles  Elevation Gain: 1102 ft. Difficulty: Moderate This is a hike we do often.  It was a nice day and not including the masses of people...

The Mountains are Calling…

“… & I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.”—John Muir

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It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you DO NOT STOP

---- Confucious

a journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step

----Lao Tzu

Think outside

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