We stopped to look at some oak toads, Eastern Meadow Larks, and various grasshoppers. We veered off the trail near the beginning of the blue loop and headed into Moccasin Marsh. Because there was no water, there were also no moccasins this time. All of these domes were named by my friend Christopher so you won't exactly be able to find them on a map.
Testing out the panoramic feature on my new phone
We were about to head back to the trail when Christopher spotted a 4th cypress dome he hadn't explored yet. We voted to check it out real quick. That one had the most sawgrass and we even saw a 3 foot Water Moccasin! We headed back to the trail and took a quick break to hydrate. The 3 miles back to the cars were quick since the trail was dry but it was extremely hot out (in the low 90s). Overall, it was an easy 7.7 mile hike today.
Burnt parts of the trail