May 2012

The season--late May--was perfect for ferns, and Hickory Canyons was almost the perfect place to see them. Hickory Canyons--a Natural Area administered by the Department of Conservation, is an easy detour on the drive to Hawn State Park, where I went for few days to camp and hike.

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Is the designation of a "Natural Area" forever? Or can it be rescinded like any other act of the government?

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Beaver Creek, not much more than a trickle, has cut a wide valley.

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Even a familar place can seem new, with a bit of exploring.

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