Good Day at Brushy Lake

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.”

My youngest daughter and I love to hike in the Bankhead National Forest. We especially enjoy it when it’s cooler. This day was a spontaneous outing, It happens frequently because we are only 20 minutes away from the Sipsey Wilderness and the Bankhead Forest.

There are thousands of trails which we’ve yet to explore but this one at Brushy Lake is one of our favorites. It’s close and easy to reach. The beginning of the trail is paved but we continue the hike until we get deeper into the forest and explore off trail.

Brushy Lake is visited regulary by campers, hikers, lovers, educators, and other fun seekers.


  1. Amy on August 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    It looks like a beautiful place to hike. Enjoy.

  2. dawnlizjones on August 22, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Yours is the 2nd post I’ve read on hiking!! And I sit here feeding my face on popcorn…sigh. It looks b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. Enjoy! (I like your priorities!)

  3. Scott on August 22, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Barb and I have hiked in Oregon’s wilderness places. They offer a special experience, don’t they?

  4. arv! on August 23, 2015 at 1:12 am

    the place in the picture looks perfect for the hike…I liked the fallen leaves which adds color to the picture!

    • mariegriffith on August 23, 2015 at 6:55 am

      Thank you. Good photos come easily at such a beautiful place.

      • arv! on August 24, 2015 at 12:45 am

        sure..that’s true..the photographer in you comes alive! 🙂

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