|Lets go hiking|
We spent the last two nights camped at Pat Hayse Lake. It is located in east Texas about 15 miles from Paris. It is a nice fishing lake with a lot of trees. We always enjoy camping in east Texas because of the trees.
This morning we woke up to sunshine and the temperature in the mid 40's. We had breakfast and then went on a hike. At the trailhead there is a sign that shows all the trails and where they go, it also tells the distance of each trail. You could walk the trail in either direction and there are arrows along the trail to help. We planed to only hike a couple miles but ended up hiking five miles. We started on Deer Run and moved to the Bottom Bracket, somehow we ended up getting off the Bottom Bracket Trail and got on the Inner Loop Trail. We hiked through a beautiful forest of pine trees, elm trees and other types of trees. At times the trails were challenging with quite a few gullies to go up and down. There were also a few dry creeks with small bridges. The bridges were made of different materials; metal grates, logs, mixed wood and metal planks. It was a great hike.
|The hiking trails|
|Pat Mayse Lake|
|Some beautiful purple berries we saw during our hike|
|Having fun at Pat Mayse Lake|
|Larry having fun barbecuing|
|One of the bicycle obstacles|
By the time we got back to the Minnie we had hiked five miles, it took about two and a half hours. We spent the rest of the day relaxing. Larry barbecued hamburgers for lunch and dinner. We had two wonderful days at Pat Hayse Lake Park.