Running Off the Beaten Path

My favorite kind of runs are ones that are 34% running and the rest? Anything else. Most of the time, that means walking, drinking water, etc. but on Saturday my friend Brolivia and I wandered off the running trail to explore a small beaten path. I thought it was the same one that I discovered earlier in the year (see my Nature Walks post), but to my delight it was not. So here are pics from the hike that I snapped with my iPhone:

trees bark build shelter tent forest
Looks like someone was here before us…

fall leaves color missouri st louis beautiful forest park
Beautiful fall colors <3

fall leaves trees colorful missouri st louis beautiful forest park

fall leaves trees orange missouri st louis beautiful forest park

fall red yellow leaves missouri st louis beautiful forest park

yellow leaves veins missouri st louis beautiful forest park
Transparent leaves.
mushrooms fungi nature forest park missouri st louis fall autumn
Shroooooms

mushrooms fungi nature forest park missouri st louis fall autumn

I also had an urge to climb a tree that fell over and its trunk formed a bridge. I reached a nook where I was perfectly happy hugging a sturdy trunk, but Brolivia continued to climb up:

hold red leaf nature forest park st louis mo

Photocred: Brolivia

small pink wild flowers grass nature field

Nature is awesome guys. I can’t stress enough how much I love fall here!

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Thanks for reading!