Keel Mountain is now open with a single nature trail to a 'lost sink'. Aptly named the Lost Sink Trail, it is 1.5 miles from the parking area to the sink with a moderate elevation gain of about 400 feet. Map (pdf). Though steep in spots, over-all it is a moderate trail, taking about 2 hours to walk up to the sink and back out with kids. The trail itself is very pretty, even after peak Spring wildflower season, we still saw several things in bloom-most of which I did not recognize.

This Jack-in-the-pulpit was near the opening to the sink, basking in the damp shade.

We saw dozens of millipedes and centipedes and caterpillars. This guy looked like something I pulled out of the vacuum cleaner last week.

The falls are small and this was after nearly a week of rain. I imagine they dry up completely at times.

The water flows down the side of the sinkhole and dissapears into the ground.


We encountered new-to-us wildflowers. This is wild mint.

Wild lettuce