Finding this morning cold, clear and fairly dry, I decided to pick up my pack and head over to Fairfield State Park for a much needed , post holiday hike along the Big Brown Creek Trail, a six mile round trip along and across Big Brown Creek, a stream that feeds into Fairfield Lake. It skirts the lake and uplands through some beautiful oak savannah forest of Water Oak, Post Oak, Juniper, Elm and the other common trees of the area , interspersed with nice glades filled with native grasses. The wildlife is abundant with deer and wild pigs being the most prevalent. I`ve encountered both many times on my various hikes here. I took along my camera so I could share the sights.
Numerous foot bridges make this and any trail more fun.
Verbascum thapsus .
In the Big Brown bottom on both sides of the bridge is the largest stand of Inland Sea Oats I`ve ever seen.