The hike is particularly interesting, in part because of the changing vegetation throughout. The trail along the creek bottom has a lot of undergrowth, pecan trees, loblolly pines, privet bush, and hackberry trees.
Along the prairie, however, there are cedars, flowers, and cacti.
In all there’s more than 100 feet elevation difference, and the foliage changes accordingly.
You can also see evidence of animal life throughout the trail. There are rabbits, foxes, deer, hogs, perhaps wolves in the area, and many species of bird. For our part, we saw mostly vultures, which seemed to follow us around, as though they were expecting us to fall out at any moment.
There are even a couple of (very) small waterfalls…
Aside from the foliage and the wildlife, the trail also offers the remains of an old home (perhaps the Farris home?)…
…and, as a side benefit, it reinforced the Fellows’ teamwork.
If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the busy and “noisy” life of the city, then the Eastham-Thomason Park is perfect to provide that calm and enjoyable experience. Whether it may be a solo hike or a group hike like the one the Junior Fellows took, the trail is for all ages to enjoy!