Lums Pond State Park - Training Day 2
Mar 01, 2008
Slow start. Very humid. Flat terrain - made hiking with almost 30 pound packs on fairly easy. It took us 5 hours to hike the full 7.5 miles all the way around Lums Pond (including a few breaks). We better get our butts in gear!! Saw lots of herons and turtles. Heard a barred owl (not expecting that during the day!) "Who cooks for you?!" Worked on identifying plants and trees. Found lots of reed grass, jewelweed, pokeweed (highly toxic)- POKE!, and found an interesting fruiting tree. We think they might be persimmons. All in all - a good hike.