Lots of Little Walks, Moss Rock, Cahaba Greenway, Coker Park

Fit To Ride

Awareness of the outside world. National Arbor Day. “Many countries observe such a holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.” Wiki: Arbor Day
Not back to a weekly 5Ks yet. Meanwhile, I have been checking out local parks and walking trails for future reference. I continue to be amazed at how much is out there.

Park One

Moss Rock Preserve
Hoover AL
March 23, 2021
1.14 km
[LEJOG, this date]

Park notes. Exploratory walks from two of the entrance points. Dirt. Woods. Given the steepness of the roads around the outside of the Preserve, some serious hiking is involved. Lovely place. Not suitable for meditative strolling.

Park Two

Cahaba Riverchase Greenway Trailhead
Hoover AL
April 13, 2021
1.74 km
[LEJOG, this date]

Park notes. Flat. Paved. Several bridges over marshy areas. Visually pleasing combination of open field and woods. On the river but not scenically so. Not sure why it’s a trailhead. Seemed like a loop to me. Amazingly close to mega-mall and associated shopping district. Pretty. Convenient for errands in that part of town.

Park Three

Coker Park
Pelham AL
April 22, 2021
1 mile, estimated
[LEJOG, this date]

Walking trail is advertised as .5 miles. I did two laps. My GPS decided to only work when out of my pocket. Happened a second time at a place where I know it used to work. This could get annoying.

Park notes. Flat. Paved. A long, narrow piece of greenery with an attractive creeklet burbling through it. Houses on one side. Woods and creek on the other. Unmarked dirt trail leads into the woods at the far end.

Stay safe. Stay sane.

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