A Late Autumn Hike

I went on a late afternoon hike recently at Turkey Mountain. They are putting a new sign up. Kind of cool in that it is also a topographic map of the park. I think maybe they are going to make it into a planter of some sort.

I took the Lo Chi trail which goes downhill to the Arkansas River. It passes this beaver pond on the way down.

And the trail goes under this flyover for one of the downhill bicycle runs. I guess this is technically a table top because you don’t have to catch air. But you can if you want. A real flyover would be a gap. Talking to the bikers they have their own language. Many older people like me would “roll over” this rather than try and jump.

And I found this baby backhoe that the contractors use to build trails. I’ve lost track on the new trails. This looks like they are building a new trail already.

Lo Chi doesn’t get as much use as some of the other new trails. I only saw one other person on my two miles outing.

And the sun started setting. I was on the east side of the ridge so it immediately got a little cooler.

We still have some pretty good fall color on the mountain.

And some more color. I walked a short segment of the RiverParks bicycle trail as part of my route.

Only two miles but hey I had a good time.


Back at the parking lot, these two women had set up their apparatus on one of the pavilions and were having a lot of fun twirling around. I don’t know what you call this but it looks challenging.


Pretty darn athletic is what I thought. They would climb up to the top of the pole and invert with the their legs holding them up. I couldn’t do that in a million years. Got to have a strong core for just start plus not get dizzy twirling round and round upside down.

Changing course, one morning in our back yard.

Found this giant Santa Claus inflatable in a nearby neighborhood.

And we are slowly getting our house decorated for Christmas.

Jigsaw puzzle

And after a long hiatus I started doing jigsaw puzzles again on my ipad. I love doing them even though they take a lot of time. A great advantage is that you can’t lose any pieces and I use the option to orient the pieces in the right direction. Plus the texture of cardboard gives me the heebie jeebies and so I avoid that as well. And! there is no table with the puzzle on it when you are not working on it.


And today (December 7) is Pearl Harbor Day. Let’s not forget the heroes that day.

And, I am linking with Skywatch Friday!

14 thoughts on “A Late Autumn Hike

  1. A ShutterBug Explores

    Quite the variety of photos ~ lovely trails you hike ~ beautiful ~ not sure what the young ladies were doing but interesting ~ and your house decorated for Xmas is exquisitely done ~ thanks,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Cloudia

    I lovely post. Thank you! Yes, it is Pearl harbor Day which is being observed here in Honolulu. As always. There are five survivors present today. And there will be a parade nearby in Waikiki later this evening. Aloha!

  3. Eileen

    Hello Yogi,
    The new sign for Turkey Mountain looks great.
    I like the views of the pond and trail.
    I have that same photo of the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
    Your Christmas decorations look pretty.
    Take care, have a great day and a happy weekend!

  4. Alana

    I didn’t do a Pearl Harbor related post for the first time in a long time because of something else but it was on my mind. One of my work friends visited the Arizona memorial years ago and I understand there is only one crew member (aged 102) still alive. Soon all of the Greatest Generation will be gone. I enjoyed taking your hike virtually with you. No pole dancers training (that’s my guess) or mountain biking on the tame paved walking trails I use.

  5. jm Illinois USA

    I have never seen a trail map on a boulder. How unusual? Turkey Mountain is definitely the place to hike, and bike ride. You need the fresh air and exercise. Plus you get to see first hand the unexpected like women on a pole. Thanks for the year of being the host of SkyWatch Friday.

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