I had planned on a bike ride today, but my dogs were looking sad. A trip to the park seemed to be the perfect remedy. It gave me an alternate way to get exercise and a chance to take some pictures.
I went to Charlestown State Park, where I’ve been many times. I usually hike on trail 2, the shortest and easiest. Since I’m in better shape now, I hit trail 1. It’s more rugged and 2.4 miles long. I could have easily done it a second time, but the dogs were ready to go home.
This park used to part of the now-defunct Indiana Ammunition Plant. Because of that, there are some weird ruins around. Before the ammunition plant, much of the area was farmland. So this is hardly “pristine forest”, but it’s still quite a nice area.