Today, we finished hiking all 37 trails, 44.19 miles, in Mueller State Park. To complete all the trails, we had to hike 60 or more miles because many trails don't connect with the park road and some we have to hike out and back on the same trail. Today we hiked one 2 1/2 mile trail, one 8/10 mile trail and small sections of two trails we had missed. We decided before even arriving that we would try to do all the trails. So, today we feel very good. Here is the trail map, with every trail marked in pink as we completed it.
Our hike this morning was in the sun and there was no wind. There was a nice reflection on School Pond. You can't see it in the picture, but there were dragonflies everywhere and one hummingbird.
The last trail we did today was the Wapiti Nature trail, 0.81 mile near the Visitor Center. Really, the last should have been first. This short trail covers all the different types of scenery, vegetation and terrain in a short distance. Anyone who visits the park and wants to hike should not miss this gem.
As I have said before, we have been having a lot of rain recently. That has brought out mushrooms everywhere. I know nothing about them except some are poisonous, so we don't touch them. But they are interesting. Here are some we have seen in the past few days.
We saw one just pushing up through the dirt this morning.
Raindrops decorated this leaf along one trail.