Whipple Creek Regional Park Hike

Hike Distance: 7.2 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1857.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 887 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 239309 feet

Such nasty weather filled with wind and rain.  How lucky can I get to be in such awful weather, but enjoying myself immensely!  When I arrived at the parking area I was greeted by a young woman whose battery had died.  I gladly gave her a jump and suggested she go to The Battery Exchange for a new battery, as their service is excellent and the prices reasonable.

I soon headed out into the park but was a bit worried about the winds, and how the tops of the trees swayed.   I just dismissed the possibility of a tree or limb falling on we and decided I was here for the duration.  This hike was like others I’ve done here, going in a counterclockwise direction around the trail system.

At first there were only a few drops of rain but it increased to a constant downfall as the day progressed.  I was glad that the wind died down as the day progressed, and I felt a bit safer.  The best part about the hike was the mood there, and it felt like I was in the dark forest with creatures I couldn’t see.  It really didn’t bother me, much, although I still look around and am more alert.  I only saw one trail runner the entire day. 🙂   Such a great day to be in the fresh air!

2 thoughts on “Whipple Creek Regional Park Hike”

  1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Pam! I’m so glad to hear the trip reports have inspired you to get out and hike more, and we certainly live in a wonderful place for that! Take care. Mike


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