Exploring Nature One Step At A Time

Happy Anniversary! 1 year of Hiking in Hot Springs National Park

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Today marked one year of hiking in Hot Springs National Park, 219s post and 7,572 photographs later and I am just getting started.  Please read November 10th 2009 to relive the pain of my first hike.  Today I strapped on my hiking boots and headed up the Peak Trail to the Hot Springs Mountain Tower.  I was carrying my new Sony Alpha 55 (NO they are not paying me to mention theor camera) and was blessed to see many beautiful creatures on my journey up the mountain.  Glorious golden Autumn Leaves filled the Forest trail, for a wonderful morning hike.

The Hot Springs Mountain Tower view wa spectacular, I passed it many times each week but I had not gone up to see the view for an entire year.  I will post a video of the view and elevator ride this weekend on my Lee Hiller YouTube Channel.  On that first hike up I barely made it up and back down, I was a mess.  Today after leaving the tower I hiked around the mountain and then back home.  The Sparrows, Cardinals too had another spa day and the sweet Chipmunks and Squirrels came out to play.  The falling Leaves revealed a tiny Orange-Crowned warbler and a Carolina Chickadee along the Trail.  There was rain, dark clouds and sunshine a perfect day for an anniversary hike in the park. I hope you will enjoy the 94 images I posted today.

Thank You all for hiking with me, chatting on Twitter and following my Hike Our Planet fb Page.
Love to You ALL!

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5 responses

  1. John

    Wow i love your blog its awesome nice colors you must have did hard work on your blog. Keep up the good work. Thanks

    November 11, 2010 at 5:14 am

  2. polly

    Your blog is great. I love all the photos, the ones of the chipmunk are so cute. Looking forward to seeing more beautiful photos.

    November 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    • Thank You for the Lovely message Polly :o) Chipmunks are always favorites.
      Kindest Thoughts and Wishes,

      November 11, 2010 at 6:12 pm

  3. Wow! I just came across this blog! The pics are breathtaking! And happy anniversary! :-)

    November 11, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    • Thank You for the anniversary wishes and for stopping by my blog.
      Kindest Thoughts and Wishes,

      November 12, 2010 at 10:48 pm

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