When we last visited Turkey Runs State Park, it was winter. The canyons and trails were beautiful back then, and we noticed plenty of thick moss on the forest floor. I wondered how it might look in the summertime - the trees must fill out so thick they almost completely block the sun.
On this visit, we were treated with a remarkable green light from the canopy. The trails were lined with huge trees, providing lots of shade on the forest floor. The most spectacular thing was how the trees covered the canyons, and the green light they provided in contrast to the dark rock. Standing on the floor of the canyon looking up at the lush green was remarkable - especially when the sun was strong.
It's amazing how the vast forest above dwarfs visitors as they walk through the deep, damp gorge; people seem as small as insects.
Every turn in the trail brings new things to see and experience. The anticipation of what lies ahead drives you to walk further and further, not wanting to wait to compose the perfect photograph. It's always a great idea to soak in the surroundings no matter how much of a hurry you're in - just stop, look around, listen, and try to experience everything nature has to offer.
Posted by Tom Gill at Wednesday, June 08, 2016