Mill Village Trail

Augusta Canal Mill Village Trailhead

The wildfires raging throughout the Southeast have been absolutely devastating. Our air quality warning was elevated to red for the next day or so. Luckily, last Saturday we had a few hours of clear skies and headed out to the trails with Aengus. The weekend before I participated in the Augusta Canal's Find Your Park Festival to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service and the 20th Anniversary of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. We provided information about our National Register Landmark house museum and historic preservation in the area. I wanted to go back out to the Mill Village Trail with the puppy because it's a short stretch and I thought it'd be fairly easy to keep him focused. We unloaded behind the Kroc Center near Sibley Mill and made our way down towards Lake Olmstead and the Rae's Creek Aqueduct. Aengus is quite the Aireventuredale and really enjoyed hiking down the hill to the waterfall and getting his feet wet. I was pleasantly surprised at how well he did keeping on course. We're still working on our leash-walking and the trail gives good opportunities to reinforce "leave it" and "drop it" with trash and debris. I've really enjoyed being able to spend some free time with my boys outside this fall. It's not often we have free time together between our busy work schedules so I'm always grateful for mornings off together. 

As a side, I edited all of these photos on the new Filmborn App. I've had a lot of fun messing with the editing portion but haven't had much time to explore the capabilities of the camera. I think it's going to take me a while to get used to but I like how saturated the colors turned out in this set. I used the Fujifilm 800Z film with hard shadow on most of these. I've also signed up for their online, email-based film course. Even though there's nowhere locally to develop film anymore, I'm looking forward to breaking out my old Nikon FG and playing around over the holiday season.