Hiking Lake Mineral Wells

It's finally beginning to feel like Fall around these parts, and I couldn't be happier.  The brutal heat of Summer in the South is slowly being replaced by cool breezes, falling leaves, and cooler temperatures.  We were still in the 90's during our hike this past Sunday at Lake Mineral Wells State Park, but you wouldn't have known had it not been for the steady breeze.

Even better than the beautiful weather though, was the abundance of amphibian and reptilian friends we spotted while on our hike!  Leopard frogs, Cricket frogs, Spiny Lizards, and even a juvenile Water Snake!

On our hike back to the car, I spotted this little cairn!  I had never seen one before, but knew immediately what it was because of a post Kaylah had shared a while back.  Now I want to start building them everywhere we go hiking!

I'm more than excited about our hike this coming Sunday...we're going out of state for this one, and I'm going to have something so magical to share!