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Monday, January 25, 2010

Secrets Close to Home

Well, I suppose these aren't really secrets but...

Few people actually get to see this beauty up close.  This is a small lake near where I live.  I've always wanted to go see it but it's supposed to be "off limits".  IU does have research facilities nearby and has signs posted requesting people stay away & not interfere with the "studies".   As a responsible citizen, tax payer and alumnus, I wanted to see what's going on.  I'll always promise to take only pictures and leave only footprints as I walk the marked trails!  
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My DH was my guide.
 University Lake
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Walking to the lake and dam in early January we saw 
spectacular icicles dangling from the rocky bluffs.


Can you believe I am walking distance from my house?  
I tell you, I didn't leave the state! 
 I did have to walk at least an hour before I got here.  
Above and below are photos of the dam at University Lake.
This stairway looking wall was so pretty.  
My DH recalls being a little boy and coming back here with his mom and dad.  
He tells me, at the base of the "stairs wall" there use to be an old well-house or some other building.  No evidence of it's existence remains; 
just a breath taking ravine fills the view.  
Truly, I can't wait to hike back here again in a few months
 when the wild flowers start blooming!  

3 comments:

parTea lady said...

How wonderful to have such a beautiful hiking spot close to your home. Nice pics.

Hootie said...

Thanks! :) It's so peaceful too!

Lauranie said...

truly amazing!!