|LWVGB members had an
invigorating hike at Ruffner Mountain on Saturday morning, June
16. We walked the quarry trail and Yvonne Brakefield used her new
digital camera to take a number of pictures of native flora. As
we got closer to the quarry site, the soil became redder with hematite,
Alabama's state mineral and a key ingredient in the making of pig
iron. Ruffner has a number of trails with rest benches along the
way and some great views of the Birmingham skyline.
Leonette Slay and Ruth Wright enjoy a hike at Ruffner Mountain.