Gears of an abandoned cement tumbler in lower Hartman Reserve park. (c) 2012 J.S.Reinitz

Today’s hike took us to a nature preserve, part of which used to house a cement operation. Almost all trace of the business is gone, but out in the woods we found some concrete remnants of the operation and two decommissioned cement truck tumblers. They proved to be a lot of fun to climb on and peer into.

Also, there hasn’t been much rain, and rivers and ponds are running low. Some of the islands in the small lakes can almost be reached by foot.