Photo’s taken January 22, 2017.
I grew up hiking around lakes, through caves and over mountains. It took me years to consider walking on boardwalks through swamps and sloughs to be hiking. Hiking is considered walking great distance for recreation within natural environments. Boardwalks allow you to step into nature without getting your feet wet, help preserve the land and protect the critters.
One of my favorite places to hike is Six Mile Cypress Slough, a 1.2 mile boardwalk that winds through a slough. There are 5 observation decks that overlook lakes and ponds where you can almost always see creatures.
Hiking and photography were the only things I found true joy in for the longest time. I went walking as much as I could. The more depressed I was the more locations I would explore. I would stop at six mile cypress at least once or twice during the week nights. I…
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