Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hiking Rose Oaks County Park--before all the snow melts!

The Richardson Lake beaver lodge

Beaver dam on the SE corner of Richardson Lake
 These images  illustrate  hiking columns from last Sunday and today in the Oakland Press; hiking columns exploring the nature and wildness of Rose Oaks County Park in the earliest days of spring.  Rose Oaks is a great for a hike on natural surface trails anytime of the year.  Hike now and you will need good footwear. The melting snows feed the wetlands and frozen grounds hold rain.  Is it fun? You bet! Will you be alone there? Not if you consider deer, turkey, ruffed grouse, sandhill cranes and the beavers that flooded the trail on the SE corner of Richardson Lake as good trail companions: I do!  To access the  columns on  Rose Oaks, a park on the wilder western side of Oakland County : http://www.theoaklandpress.com/ and type Jonathan Schechter in the search box. Oakland County Parks: http://www.destinationoakland.com/
Ruffed grouse tracks in fluffy spring snow (all photos by Jonathan Schechter)



2 Comments:

Blogger Sandman said...

Rose Oaks is a great park for people that want to take their children too show them real nature and not the stuff behind glass cages. My father owned most of the land along Fish Lake Rd where the park is located now and I explored the area extensively. Ester Lake has some giant bluegills, Crappie, Bass and Pike and also my father's ice spud. My father built that stone BBQ over looking Ester Lake when I was a kid. That grill must be 60 years old.

March 27, 2011 at 8:23 AM 
Blogger Jonathan Schechter said...

Thanks for sharing that info! I am going to add the picture of the barbecue.

March 27, 2011 at 8:28 AM 

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