In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day.”

My youngest daughter and I love to hike in the Bankhead National Forest. We especially enjoy it when it’s cooler. This day was a spontaneous outing, It happens frequently because we are only 20 minutes away from the Sipsey Wilderness and the Bankhead Forest.

There are thousands of trails which we’ve yet to explore but this one at Brushy Lake is one of our favorites. It’s close and easy to reach. The beginning of the trail is paved but we continue the hike until we get deeper into the forest and explore off trail.

Brushy Lake is visited regulary by campers, hikers, lovers, educators, and other fun seekers.