Now that we’re in the south in spring time, hiking times and days are limited. Either we’re rained out or we’re heated out. There’s very little in between. One night after work, figuring it would at least be in the lower 70’s rather than high 90’s with 90% humidity, Tucker and I took a short drive to a little-known trail in a little-known park just around the corner.
Once under the canopy of trees, civilization and the road seem miles away. There are two trailheads—each on on opposite ends of the parking lot. To the right, there is a sketchy hand-written sign “Dolls Head That Way <——“
That's right, we’re here for the Dolls Head Trail. Because sometimes Tucker and I don’t need to experience the art of Nature. Sometimes we just want to feel like we’re part of a 1980’s horror movie.
I followed the instructions, and took the left trail, which ultimately is just a big loop, but why not experience it as intended?
The first portion of the hike is just a simple walk in the woods.
The boardwalks led us to the lakes.
One man saw this as an opportunity.
The rest of the trail was on soft earth, and I appreciated the variety in such a small area.