Trail 2 - 2 miles. Trail 3 - 1.25 miles. Since we haven't hiked or exercised for like, two years, I say trail 3. The overachiever says trail 2. We can't flip a coin for it because we don't have any coins with us, which is how we make most major decisions.
So we flip our room key. The Elmer side-trail 2, the blank side-trail 3. (hmm, Elmer would have been a cute name for Dixie!)
Throughout the state park you will find places like this. These structures were built by the Civil Conservation Corp. (CCC) Roosevelt started it in 1929 and it lasted for several years. He put people to work, they lived in camps and they were fed, clothed, and paid, and they did a lot of work that still stands today. It was a good thing, but at the time it received a lot of criticism. Remember Grandma Walton complaining all the time about the money the President was spending!
Wonder who lives here?
They have not received rain in so long that the creek beds have dried up.
Another dried up creek bed......but wait.....what do 'eye' see????? Is it???? Blow up the picture if you must......
If I see one more step..
Fortunately for us, after walking up these steps, we found a short cut back to our cabin from trail 2. I knew it was too much. Two miles doesn't really seem like much, but we had a lot of steps, it was hot out, we're out of shape, and two miles is a a lot! The next day we took trail 3 and made it through the end.
They have horseback riding in brown county if you are so inclined. I'm not. Shakes up my ovaries to much!