Originally Posted by zukiguy
Those dates are about firm as jello for me. Hidden pond was a very nice place. We had a little weekend trip there with FLrider, Lilricky, Black Wolf, and myself. The pond is really nice and cool if you're willing to head for the far end. The bottom is "muck" so having some kind of little float would be nice.
The Pat's Island trailhead was pretty far off the beaten path. I don't believe anyone had any issues leaving their vehicles unattended. The trail doesn't have a lot of shade so you'll want to avoid the heat of mid-day.
Well, I hope to see you there, zukiguy. You're a great guy to hang and hike with!
Another option that I've been toying with for the lake is a pair of water/camp shoes. I've been eyeing a couple of offerings at WallyWorld--since they're not going to take much trail abuse, I figure they'd be just about perfect for this...
The Pat's Island trail head is pretty isolated, and I felt that my car would be safe there. Now, I wouldn't leave cash in plain view or anything, but I figure it's probably about as safe as it is at the parking lot at work.