Adventure Location: Decatur, Al.
Adventure Date: 5-7-2021
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Along about supper time yesterday a very nasty short lived windstorm came thrashing through the area. We were safe and sane in the Castle and did not worry about it much.
Nothing much happened today until late afternoon when the OFM joints thought it would be OK for a decent walk. To our surprise the joints found a fairly fast pace desirable for the almost three miles of the merry romp in the woods along the water.
What we did not expect was all the destruction in the woods. Very soon after we started the trail there was a tree down across the trail. The mangled stump was just to the right of the trunk.
Well ok, the storm must have knocked it down. Little did we know at that moment that the storm had torn up a lot of vegetation for the next mile of the trail. We turned around at the one mile marker so we do not know how far the destruction went on ahead.
We took several more pictures early in the walk. As it turned out there was three types of destroyed tree left overs.
The first type was the lay down like in the picture above.
Then there was a lot of the ripped out of trees limbs laying about the area like these.
And the third and likely most dramatic was the shattered tree pieces scattered around like this one.
This was frequent all along the first mile of the trail. The OFM's thought was that it would have been very exciting to be on the trail during all the ripping and tearing.
For sure, the OFM Teams would not have thought it was a good way of trying to have tooooo much fun.