I think I was glad in the end to catch sight of my car where I had left it. The path through this forest was very undefined in places, it looks seldom frequented. There were signs of past life along the way; “there was gold in them there hills”, and the remains of mine activity is seen.
I will have to do one of the other walks around the park to see if I get the same foreboding impression. There is one that says the grade is hard, it follows the course of a river, I might try that next time.
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