Since this past summer, I have been getting out a lot more with the dogs. We almost always film Parkour entries, but every now and again we just go for a plain-old-ordinary hike. Yesterday evening, Bandit and I took a very quick hike on the White Oak Trail at Kings Gap.
This is one of two paved trails in the park. It is a short loop - only about a quarter mile. It is one of Bandit's favorite places to hike, and I appreciate it because we can complete the loop quickly.
The area is always beautiful. Right now it has that poignant beauty of late fall. Most of the trees have lost their leaves, but the leaves are freshly fallen on the ground. There is still a "living" feel, but that will not last for very much longer.
Much of the trail is moss-covered, which feels really cool underfoot. It can be a little bit slippery when it is damp, but I still love to walk on it, wet or dry. And, of course, it is beautiful!
One thing that I have started to do on many of our outings is to take a photo of the sun-in-the-trees.
Bandit and I hiked around the loop. I had some chicken from a bit of training we had done just before, so I did have Bandit do some Parkour Interactions - a Go Under a picnic bench, a Go Around a post along the trail, and a Get On 4 on a low rock. Bandit really seemed to get a real kick out of that.
It was a quick hike, but one that we both enjoyed thoroughly.