Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunday Safari - Richloam Track (Green Swamp)

Greetings from the Hermit-Writer. We got about 3" of rain Friday and Saturday [March 29] so I should have re-scheduled this safari. The trails I'd planned to ride were impassable, and I stayed on hardtop most of the day. But I managed a few shots. Hope you enjoy.

The roadway was blazing with wild flowers. Just gorgeous.

Ride started nice.

Beautiful country road.

Roads I planned to ride were private roads. Ended up on the Van Fleet trail for a while. A lot of sights like this...but been there, done that. How can I cut across into Richloam!?

Grandpa and Grandma Kettle were so cute.

The forestry service had performed a controlled burn on this just a couple of weeks ago. Amazing how fast the grass and fern leap back up.

I decided to name him Rufus.

He didn't have much to say.

I asked the little guy if he'd like to follow me home and play with my Lucy, and he sprinted into the swamp. Come on! Rotties aren't that scary.

When I finally got into Richloam...trails looked like this.

I hit this pool and had had enough...back tracked.

Dry trails were hit and miss. Mostly miss.

Most had more water than earth.

On the backside, finally got a couple stinking miles of dry roadbed.

And I found some shade.

Have a great week


  1. Gosh, Rufus seems to be smiling every time! Gramps and Grams Kettle are adorable. Long may they ride together. You captured a great many good shots. Beautiful trip for us as well.

  2. That scenery is absolutely fantastic ARM, love it all.

  3. Rain? Be still my jealous heart. Wonderful safari - thank you.