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Gunpowder Falls State Park, Jerusalem Road

August 2nd, 2010

On Saturday, we took our dogs on a hike at Gunpowder Falls State Park (Jerusalem Road) where we explored the trails there for a few hours. Little Gunpowder Falls river is a very pretty river, meandering across a large rock bed. Despite the name, we never came across any significant falls, however. Along the trail, one of our dogs discovered a toad in an unfortunate position; its back-end was fully engulfed by the unhinged mouth of a snake (see picture below). Elsewhere, the trail opened off to a large grove of poplar trees, which provided an impressive area of shade to everything beneath them. We also found a few fallen trees with basketball-sized fungus growing on them. All in all, it was a nice hike with the dogs at a location we had never explored before.

River

Little Gunpowder Falls (Click thumbnails for larger view)

Poplars Rock Formation Huge Fungus! River Snake Digesting Toad The Trail

One Response to “Gunpowder Falls State Park, Jerusalem Road”

  1. Lolly Says:

    Lovely shots of a really beautiful hike. I still can’t believe that we saw that snake/toad. That was pretty incredible.

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