After hiking the North Valley Trail along Quantico Creek last Wednesday, we haven't gotten out as much as we'd like because we're helping our son, daughter-in-law and grandson prepare to leave for a new job overseas. We were off duty today, so we decided to try another trail in Prince William Forest Park. This trail followed the South Fork of Quantico Creek, and led us from one of the parking areas, three miles along the creek, to a man-made lake near two cabin camps (more on that later).
Our trail started out near a shorter trail known as the "Algonquian Trail" because local tribes of the Algonquian Nation had lived and hunted in this region and followed trails along this creek:
Speaking of big old trees, David found another one, and gave it a hug to let it know we appreciate the fact that it's still standing:
-- before returning the 3 miles back to our trailhead. The day was relatively cool, in the mid-70's, and with low humidity, so, with a light breeze and the shade of the forest, we had a most enjoyable sojourn.
Stay healthy and happy my friends!