A little incline along here, but nothing too challenging.
From there we cutoff onto the North Meadow Hillclimb Trail until we reached the Grand Fir Trail. We followed the Grand Fir Trail until we reached the North Traverse. We walked down the 12th Ave. Hillclimb until we came back to the main parking area. We crossed through the parking area and wandered down the Piper's Creek Trail until we reached Piper's Orchard.
|We saw a lot of these in one area along the Piper's Creek Trail. They appeared to be some|
sort of art. They were made out of corrugated cardboard glued together and seemed to be
in a shelf fungus or hive shape.
|A bridge along the Piper's Creek Trail|
This is a beautiful old orchard full of heirloom variety apple trees. Lots of apples on the ground and in the trees. We had a lot of fun walking around and looking at the different trees.
|This was a really interesting apple tree. It had two "tracks" worn into the trunks|
that were just perfect for rolling some of the fallen apples down.
|Here is the bottom of the track where the apples landed.|
|Some of the artwork that is scattered throughout the park with the orchard in the background|
I saw a few mushrooms and other fungus.
|This shelf fungus was beautiful!|
Lots of beautiful colors out:
|A few of the yellow fall leaves in the creek|