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Hiking at Radnor Lake in April 2012

April 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Radnor Lake

pretty brunette park ranger waving to hikers at Radnor Lake in Nashville - Stephen Frasier Photography
The weather today has been absolutely glorious. (And so was the brunette park ranger who waved at us as we left. Who’s that girl?)

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Beautiful women aside, today was a simply perfect day in the life of this avid but hefty hiker: Two separate hikes were squeezed in on this wonderful Saturday.

Lifetime friends and Radnor Lake aficionados, the Arnetts, invited me to tag along on their multi-generational family hike this morning. Michael and his sweet wife Amy picked me up at 9:30am, exactly as scheduled. We’ve not seen each other very often since I moved back to Nashville from Atlanta, where Mike & Amy still live (the Hotlanta ‘burbs, actually, north of the city), so it was a notable and eagerly anticipated reunion.

Ten minutes later we pulled into the west parking lot of Radnor Lake to meet Mike’s folks — Dr. Jim Arnett and his wife Linda.

It should be noted that very few people are more intimately familiar with Radnor Lake — especially Radnor Lake’s cold-blooded residents, the reptiles and amphibians — than Dr. Jim Arnett, longtime biology professor extraordinaire at Nashville’s Lipscomb University. Among other research, Dr. Arnett led a five-year turtle study at Radnor Lake…

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Saturday, April 07, 2012

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