Night Hike at Santee State Park

During the first night hike, Mr. Green found a great example of what slithers through the woods, or, as in this case lies too cold to move. Dave is shown showing off his find to any who wanted a “hands on” experience with the creatures of this region.

Mr. Green led us  on two separate night hikes. Being that he had previously worked at the park he had many stories to tell along the way. The hikes were a welcomed addition to the itinerary and a worthwhile experience. The South Carolina moon was full as we followed the trail. We called for Owls, listened and looked for more small eyes straying
back at us from the foliage, and discussed different aspects of work in the Department of Natural Resources.

On the second hike the group was much smaller, only three of us went. Mr. Green was still our guide as we attempted the bike trail which circled Lake Marion, a man-made lake mostly for use in recreation. The crisp air and nearly silent woods were broken up along the way by rustlings of brush and our own conversations. We walked until the sounds of civilization crept into our journey about 2.5 miles in, we had made it about half way through; not bad for a spur of the moment midnight hike that will be remembered
for the rest of my life!

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