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In the beginning
I know this will be a shock to some of you who read my blogs...but I really wanted to go to the trail this day...and I didn't want to go to the trail this day:(
When my friend first phoned me the evening before...I was all excited about going.  The roads had been closed all week up to the trail...because with all of the heat it was getting really dry in the lower fields and causing some of the logging trucks to spark...so they closed the roads.  But I was assured we had another way in:):)
so I was ready....or so I thought.

I woke up Saturday morning and it was cloudy...chilly...miserable (more me than the weather)...and I did not feel like going.  Lots of wagghhh...waggh....wagghh...going on.  so I phoned my friend and said I don't wanna go.
Spring
..it is to icky outside.  I had a cold...a runny nose...I was coughing...waggh...waggh...waghhh...
But some how he talked me into going.
So reluctantly I got my camera...my backpack...food...water...my handy dandy hunting knife, bear spray and away we went.  I though it would get better out sooner or later:)

So we drove into one of the trail heads that I had never been on before...so I got to see somewhere I had not previously been...I was getting excited...until.....I saw bear scat everywhere....and I mean everywhere...literally.  so I was getting a bit nervous because I really did not feel like coming upon newly awakened bears and their young...my friend just nodded and told me to get over it.
So I thought well I may a well occupy myself and get some pictures of the spring flora and fauna around the area.
Then we hiked into the trail (not well marked at all)...went to one of the huts..filled up the water filters...peeked at the lake...came back drove home.  I did not get home until well after 700pm...tired..had me shower...took all my cold medicine and called it a day.

I did enjoy my hike...the woods...the smell of the sweet fresh air...
Has the best sleep in a long time....
So come and enjoy the day with me......
Sunflower300 says:
Bloody colds, it's like they know when you are off work and come for a visit, then leave just as you are going back to work. Just like unwanted houseguests. :)
Posted on: Jun 08, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks Elke and Liz...yes I had a darn cold...I could not believe it myself...and then the cold went away just in time for me to go back to work...I am still a bit snarfully :):) but I can work:):)
Posted on: Jun 08, 2009
Quest says:
Sorry you weren´t feeling well, but you did get some awesome pics. :o)

Hope you´re feeling better.. Hugs :o)
Posted on: Jun 08, 2009
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In the beginning
In the beginning
Spring
Spring
Bunch berries
Bunch berries
Twisted stalk
Twisted stalk
Green
Green
These we call fiddle heads..they s…
These we call fiddle heads..they …
i just pick my own
i just pick my own
Climbing bunch berries
Climbing bunch berries
Flower
Flower
Cant remember the name right now
Cant remember the name right now
on the road again....
on the road again....
Blueberry bush
Blueberry bush
just a wee wet....
just a wee wet....
lots of different kinds of mosses …
lots of different kinds of mosses…
one kind
one kind
i love this one
i love this one
and this one
and this one
boing.....
boing.....
creeping through.....
creeping through.....
pretty moss
pretty moss
growing up the rock
growing up the rock
fuzzy
fuzzy
wuzzy
wuzzy
was a fuzzy wuzzy.....
was a fuzzy wuzzy.....
so alive after the lgging
so alive after the lgging
renewal....
renewal....
lady fern
lady fern
Junco
Junco
Holy where is the trail...
Holy where is the trail...
Oh yes I can see it is this way...…
Oh yes I can see it is this way..…
Uh huh..this way huh?
Uh huh..this way huh?
blueberry
blueberry
still a wee bit of snow
still a wee bit of snow
Ribit
Ribit
name that Tarzan bug???
name that Tarzan bug???
Ahh the lake...anyone for a swim:)
Ahh the lake...anyone for a swim:)
blueberries in the making
blueberries in the making
name this bug...come on Elke:):)
name this bug...come on Elke:):)
new growth
new growth
way down...way...way...down
way down...way...way...down
way over there is another part of …
way over there is another part of…
Heading home...hope you enjoyed yo…
Heading home...hope you enjoyed y…
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