Looks like I'm on a month-long sabbatical or so. Between graduations, weddings... it's a busy summer. What can I say, my family's growing up!
Went camping last week... hiked 38 miles. I went to McCormick's Creek State Park, Shakamak SP, Cataract Falls, and Cagle Mill SRA. I camped at McCormick's Creek and they have some nice trails (although no warnings about fording creeks on the map). At one point, I was trying to pick my way across a creek but got stuck in the middle. I didn't want to just push through and get my shoes wet, so I went back. Then, a guy with a one-year-old (or so) baby on his back comes bounding along and crosses within 10 seconds. He got his shoes wet. :)
Shakamak SP was nice-- they have a 4-mile trail that goes all the way around the lake (um, Shakamak Lake). It's a great trail that follows the shoreline pretty closely and is mostly wooded. I saw 3+ pileated woodpeckers, all in one area... couldn't tell how many there were because they kept flying about.