The local Recreation department has started developing a chunk of land directly behind the town of Meeker, and is presently forming new hiking and biking trails. The trails are planned to go to the very top of what is called locally as "The China Wall" (VERY original name ) and eventually complete a loop back to another park on the West edge of town. I decided to check it out, knowing I would have to bushwhack most of the way to the top. It was also an opportunity to place a Geocache, and try my hand at making a movie. It was a great hike and workout (altitude gained, and lost, 1,027 feet). I nearly stepped on the biggest rattlesnake I have ever seen, at least 4 feet long! Nothing compared to the Texas and Eastern Timber varieties, but enough to scare the poop out of me! No pictures of the snake though, he was gettin' him some GONE!
Anyway, if you have 20 minutes to waste, check it out. A few too many shots of town, but the hill was so steep there was nothing else to shoot!