Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bogue Chitto State Park

Wayne and I are spending two nights at the new Bogue Chitto State Park near Franklinton, Louisiana.  We are one of four campers in the whole park -- except one left today, so now there's only three of us!  It's a well thought out park and definitely a place that we will come back and visit. 

Today I decided to go on the five-mile hike which is the Gorge Run Trail.  It was well marked and scenic . . . until I got to the part in the second picture.  The trail is supposed to go where the tree is leaning.  There was some major flooding in this area two weeks ago when a major storm went through.  A lot of the campgrounds and roads in the lower part of the park (called Bottomland Camping Area) were washed away or still under water.  I backtracked and skirted around a couple of the areas, but met another submerged portion of the trail, so decided to turn around and backtrack.  My hike was four miles, but it was scenic (and muddy).  

We are headed back to Fairview-Riverside State Park tomorrow and will be there until March 13th.  Then who knows what we'll be doing!  Stay tuned.

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