While we really wanted to get out and enjoy some finally cool weather, there wasn't have time for an all-day hike. Sweetwater Preserve is perfect when you're short on time because it's only around 2 miles - regardless of which trailhead you use (East is 2 miles, West is 1.75). The west trail (the one we hiked) is without a doubt the most efficient use of wilderness space I have ever seen. It is a small patch of woods that through very careful consideration of trail layout, feels much larger. The winding and zigzaging make great use of space and draw the mountain bikers, which Ellison and I are decidely not. We enjoyed it nonetheless. As did Waylon.
See you back here soon!