This was a fairly damp day for a hike and we got drizzled on for a good portion of the hike! Lots of mud, puddles and water to tromp through and over! Lots of fun none the less!
Plenty of parking at the trail head....and one other car in the parking lot, besides the 3 families that I hiked with, when we arrived at 11:30am.
Lots of great information about the history of the trail and plants and animals that live in the area on the information board at the trail head...including info about sasquatch sitings.... :-D
About .7 miles past the kiln is a great access point to the river....it is really pretty on this section of the trail.
|The huckleberries were just starting to form...|
|A cool rock we broke open at the river|
|A pretty pond that I haven't noticed before...off to the right|
about halfway to the kiln...
|The bleeding hearts are so pretty....|
|and the trillium too!|
|Lots of beautiful yellow violets..|
|Sword fern fronds unfurling...|