Laurie Ann Hogan
After the snow has melted or the heavy rainfalls, the woods becomes a slushy mess for hiking. The mud can be so deep that once you step into it its hard to pull the boot out of it. There have been many times that I would have to really pull my boots out of the mud because they would become embedded in the thick deep mud. It can,also, become very slippery which causes me to slide all over the woods. I have fallen many of times from the slippery, muddy surface of the woods while trying to photograph or video tape the landscape or wildlife. I enjoy hiking there so much that the weather conditions doesn’t stop me from enjoying my time in the woods.