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Entries from August 27th, 2007

Notably Bland Hike at Radnor Lake

August 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Notably Bland Hike at Radnor Lake · deer, Radnor Lake

IF I’m not mistaken — and why the hell should I be –this is the first Radnor Lake hike I have been on this year which was void of deer.  Odder still, I had heard Kelly boast only a few minutes beforehand that he spotted seventeen — yes, 17 — deer on the hike he’d just finished.

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Full Moon Reflecting on Radnor Lake

August 26th, 2007 · Comments Off on Full Moon Reflecting on Radnor Lake · bats, deer, Radnor Lake

I could not get enough, so I returned to Radnor Lake at 6pm for another full scope 4.5-mile hike. I decided to let my hair down a little bit & get jiggy with it, so I did a counterclockwise hike. On this evening’s hike I spotted eight deer. As dusk neared, I saw a couple of little brown […]

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Radnor Lake: A Model Clockwise Hike

August 26th, 2007 · 2 Comments · deer, great blue herons, Radnor Lake, skink

Kelly and I met at 12:30 in the Radnor Lake parking lot on the Granny White side. He was wearing a WordPress t-shirt (this blog is powered by WordPress); I might be lucky enough to have one, had I made it to Barcamp Nashville. If it were a color other than red, I would be […]

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Walking on a Pile of Wood Chips

August 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on Walking on a Pile of Wood Chips · Radnor Lake

It was an uncharacteristically short hike today, but not on purpose. I got a late start due to the difficulty I had in peeling myself away from surfing the web for CSS info with a typography emphasis. Know what I mean?  There were about 30 wheelbarrows on Otter Creek Road, in a great double-stacked row near […]

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Seventeen, Legit

August 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments · Radnor Lake

Strange timing indeed. The deer count for today’s 4.5-mi loop hike was 17 – this time with no backtracking, so the count was legit.  This is a new record for me. Just before I turned off the radio and hit the trails at 5pm, I heard them say it was 100 degrees.  Excellent, it had […]

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Trail-Hogging Latchkey Ungulates

August 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on Trail-Hogging Latchkey Ungulates · Radnor Lake

I set out on my almost-daily Radnor Lake hike at about 5:30, on the South Cove Trail. As I ascended the long uphill straightaway — the portion of the SC trail which takes you to the top of the ridge, after the hairpin turn — I ran into a fawn on the trail. It was […]

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Just Seventeen

August 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on Just Seventeen · Radnor Lake

I managed to peel myself away from web development work and head for Radnor Lake; hit the trails around 6:30.  It was a very pleasant hike. I parked at Granny White, walked up the road, and hit the South Cove Loop trail at a respectable pace. When I neared the top, I just about stumbled over one […]

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Killer Breeze

August 21st, 2007 · Comments Off on Killer Breeze · Radnor Lake

Hit the trails at 5:30 or so and headed counterclockwise, with the intention of meeting Kelly somewhere  — along the way. I saw a couple of turtles as I stood on the bridge at the start of my hike. I don’t think I have ever seen the water level so low; it looks like the […]

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Close Encounters of the Barred Kind

August 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment · owls, Radnor Lake

The only notable experience on today’s hike at Radnor Lake was a truly close encounter with a large Barred Owl.  The only time I have been closer to an owl was two months ago: Kelly and I tread into the presence of three owls, presumably juveniles, but it was too dark to see them clearly. […]

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Two Radnor Hikes in One Day

August 6th, 2007 · Comments Off on Two Radnor Hikes in One Day · Radnor Lake, wildlife

While driving to REI in Brentwood today after a noon meeting, I thought, ‘Why not squeeze in a hike?’ It was around 2, and I was not meeting Kelly at Radnor for our evening hike until around 5:30. So I drove to the east parking lot off Franklin Rd. I’d not been up that way […]

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