I woke at midnight to a lightning show and intense rain. I pulled back the window curtains to get a better look then went back to sleep anticipating this morning’s walk on my “home trail,” alive with flowing water.Bluffs rained down along my approach to Mc Water Falls. This was a good sign and meant I was in for a treat.McWater Falls ran strong and the water almost seemed to generate its own breeze in the hollow below the falls.Sometimes you catch yourself entranced as you look down a trail. Colors seem deeper and filled with contrast after a storm.We heard Little Frog Bayou long before arriving at the bridge. I exclaimed to Hiker-dog, “This is how you fill up a lake!” The bridge had held strong, so we crossed but not without sitting in the middle for a few minutes to appreciate the roar.
I enjoy seeing, hearing and even feeling water when hiking in the Ozarks. The best hikes tend to be the ones where you get your feet wet. Today was no exception!