A tree is down between Indian Mound Camp and Otter Camp. Closer to Otter. I got over and thorough no problem on the way up. On the way down, I prepared by putting the new camera in the dry back. The photos are taken with a camera in a waterproof case. I prepared because the down stream angle was tricky.
Paused on one branch, below, have to get off it, make a sharp left to avoid the branches above, then a quick right.
I stayed dry. Looking back at the tree. Wonder if it came down during the storms I saw from afar on Friday from Haulover Canal
Recent rain, but the water level is far below where it has been some summers, when the stump just down Run of Otter Camp has been under water.
Returning to the Wekiva River
Usual Sunday crowds on the Wekiva, including the usual illiterate, criminal, tree jumpers. I was unable to get a photo.
Got the kayak up the hill, on the car, then drove to the Sand Lake parking area and trail heads. Plural, as there are 3 ways, at least, to begin your hike
I choose the Mill Creek Loop. New signs. I like, as I often have walked around Sand Lake before finding the correct trail.
Could have ended the walk, but I'm fat and need the exercise
Junction with the East-West cross trail. I walked a little further before turning back. A hot day, and no lunch, well a nectarine and two oreos in the kayak, and a granola bar on the trail, this was not an afternoon for me to walk to Rock Springs Run and back
Sand Lake. Walked around the small lake
Back after an hour
I will next greet you from Myakka River State Park.