My wife and I visited the Boykin Springs Recreation Area to hike the Sawmill Hiking Trail.
The trail is only a few miles long and goes from Boykin Springs to the old Aldridge Sawmill.
There are still remnants of the old buildings left today. This was good physical therapy for me. The hike was just right to be challenging, but not too strenuous. Nice historic site to check out towards the end, too. The trail was nice, except that because of all the recent rains, it was rather muddy in spots. I can see this trail being quite nice when it’s dry.
There is a fork that used to go to Bouton Lake. I didn’t follow it because somewhere between the fork and the end, there is a conflict with a private landowner who doesn’t wish for hikers to traverse the property. Sad…it probably used to be a good hike for the Boy Scouts.
I’m trying something a little new this time with my maps. I have geotagged some photos and included them in my .gpx file. We’ll see if the whole thing works.
-Whoa- Okay, so wordpress completely shut down when I tried to post that .gpx file with the geotagged photos in it. Hmmm…I’ll have to play with it some more. But for now, I’ve taken down the link. Not cool that it shut down my whole site.
Ok, here’s my next try. This time with a .kml file instead of .gpx.