Saturday, August 16, 2014
Cooler weather and an influx of horrific traffic to Morgantown got us on the road again, this time to Audra State Park.
The Girst Mill (it’s earlier use) is long gone, except for a grinding stone, but the Alum Cave trail along the river has multiple paths to wander down to the water, where you can swim and sunbathe in relative isolation if you’re willing to hike a bit.
I really like Audra. It’s not a particularly strenuous hike (we went out and back the same way, because I prefer to walk closer to the water) but it’s very pretty, and has lots of options for going down to the water.
I love the board walk. It’s more solid than it looks.
We had a long discussion about this root formation:
Rotting logs can be absolutely fascinating:
And lots of paths to get down to the water: