Out In The Wild Wednesday

Harbor Bay Trail on a sunny day at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The sky is blue with white clouds and the trail is burnt-orange. There are plants and rocks on the sides of the mesa.
Why not get out in the wild and hike one of our beautiful trails at Harbor Bay? The Harbor Bay Trail system covers from Harbor Bay to Meredith Way, including 2 loops. The terrain consists of a variety of gently rolling hills, steep slopes with steps, and switchbacks.

Take a hike on this trail through canyons, mesas, and a variety of habitats. This beautiful trail offers excellent views of Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and a variety of wildflowers are beginning to pop out along the trail. You might see the Bladderpods, which are one of the first wildflowers to bloom in the spring. The seeds are eaten by quail and the leaves are eaten by deer. This plant is good for wildlife, but poor for cattle.

Don't forget to look up in the sky because you might see the Turkey Vultures catching the thermals. The Turkey Vulture is known for its effortless soaring for hours without flapping its wings. These magnificent birds are back from South America, where they spent the winter. Many western birds travel long distances and spend the winter in Central and South America.

Don't forget a camera, plenty of water, and a nature journal.


“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
- John Muir


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