Fifth Time is a Charm(ing Experience):
LaBagh Woods

LaBagh Woods again!? Yes, LaBagh Woods again. Let me count the reasons why…It’s close to where we live, it’s a lovely spot, there are usually a lot of birds (more about this in a minute), there’s a water “feature” (the North Branch of the Chicago River), and the list could definitely go on.

So, we have now visited LaBagh Wood five times (1/15/182/3/18, 3/12/18, 5/18/18, and 8/28/18) and it’s been great every time! (Okay, I almost wrecked the 2/3/18 visit – see the blog for more info.) Thinking about it, I’m kind of surprised that it took us until January 2018 to visit for the first time. Ah well – better late than never.

Our August 2018 visit was a somewhat warm day and sticky day due to rain the day before. Being experienced Trail Tracers, we were prepared for the possibility of some “muck” and bugs. To be honest, neither were too bad. The one thing that was missing on this visit was birds. You see, a Chicago music “label” was getting ready for their launch picnic and, to not put it mildly, the music was pounding. As we traveled south on the riverside path, the sound faded but, based on very few bird sightings, I have to guess that birds aren’t big fans of EDM/dance music. Following is the only bird picture I was able to capture, along with a mushroom, a flower close-up, and moss on a tree.

LaBagh Woods Bird
LaBagh Woods Black-Eyed Susan

And here are two of my soon to be famous (haha) trees reflecting on the water pictures.

LaBagh Woods Trees Reflecting 1
LaBagh Woods Trees Reflecting 2

And, a video of our August 2018 visit.

So, out of the different seasons, which do you like best? Let us know.

We can’t wait to revisit LaBagh in the fall, the only season we haven’t visited yet and, of course, we’ll share our fall-inspired Trail Tracing with you!

find a trail ~ find your path

~Trail Tracing

P.S. – Believe it or not, the weekend of August 25-26 will mark the one year anniversary of when our Trail Tracing began. As you may recall, it all started with a visit to the Seven Tubs Nature Area in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania while we were traveling east to deliver college supplies to our newly minted freshman. In any event, thank you to everyone for their support over the past year. Also, one of us was in Sedona, Arizona on Tuesday, 8/21, so there should be a “special edition” blog/video coming out soon!

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