Date: December 17, 2010
Location: Wadsworth Falls State Park
Condition of Trails: Frozen hard with crunchy ice on top
The highlight of the ride was a wildlife interaction. I was riding down the red trail, just below the four corners, when a large brown and white bird swooped over me and landed in a tree not far off the trail. It was a large owl in winter plumage, and sat casually in the tree as I removed my camera and took some pictures. The pictures didn't come out, but it was a barred owl like the one in the photo, only larger.
The trails could have been better, but still a worthwhile ride for the wildlife and winter scenery. If you're looking for a place around Middletown to ride this weekend, I'd suggest River Highlands- the conditions are better there.
Trail Ambassador Name: Glenn Vernes
Trail Ambassador Email: glennvernes33athotmail.com
How Did You Use The Trail?: Mountain bike
Time of Day: Afternoon
Duration: 1.0 hrs
Distance: About 6 miles.