I had the rare opportunity to accompany the Mister on a trip this week. While he was doing his official business, I went off on a photo hike at Short Springs State Natural Area in Tullahoma, TN. A bit more ambitious that I realized, I later found out the elevation changes for the particular trails I wandered over ranged from a low of 118 feet, to a high of 1132 feet. I was grateful for generous doses of ibuprofen and muscle cream later that evening.
The hike was great, despite the extra leg work and abundance of spiderwebs. I started out early in the morning and meandered around for almost two hours. The trail took me down a steep slope to an icy creek, feed by small waterfalls. The morning sun, streaming through the trees, gave the whole scene an ethereal feel.
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(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and/or iPhone4)