Mountain Top Arboretum Revisited

By: Jill Finger

Jul 12 2016

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On Sunday, we decided to revisit the Mountain Top Arboretum to explore the paths we missed last week.  Adding Jonathan, Shannon, Natasha, and Andrew to our group, we drove up Platte Clove Mountain in two cars. There was a bit of rain on the way up, but it didn’t last long.

Posing on a stump

Our first walk was on a boardwalk through a marsh to the West Meadow and then through a fern forest back to the main path.

Trail through the woods

Since that was a relatively short walk, we decided to walk a part of the woods path we had explored the week before.  It started to sprinkle, then rain, then downpour. Being it wasn’t thundering, we sheltered under the trees, figuring the rain would soon stop.  It didn’t, and we were getting cold, as well as wet, so we abandoned the idea of a woods walk and headed back.

Jonathan and Shannon

As we exited the woods the rain slowed then stopped,  but we were pretty soggy at this point.

Natasha and the moss mam

By the time we reached the parking lot, it had completely stopped, so we took the kids into the fairy garden. Natasha was the only one who would pose with the Moss Man. Andrew and Desi said he was too scary.

WesWes waited on a bench while we visited the fairy garden.

Mountain laurel flowers

The rain on Saturday had knocked a lot of the mountain laurel flowers down.  Natasha and I picked some up.  The flowers are surprisingly sturdy, with an almost waxy feel, and so pretty to look at up close.

We still haven’t walked all of the arboretum and plan a return trip. Even though we all got wet, it was still fun, and it will be a happy memory.

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