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Where the spirit leads the feet will follow.
Down distant paths for unmapped miles.
Heads forget but hearts remember:
The art of living knows no bounds.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Trip Date: Sept. 19-20, 2009
Saturday morning 9/20
Brown's Creek/Rhododendron Trail Loop

At the start
Wyatt getting a picture

Marcie saving Wyatt from a falling tree...OK, maybe not
Rhododendron

Overgrown creek

Wyatt on trail




The underside of the clover was red



Friday 9/19
Afternoon at Fern Canyon & Gold Bluffs Beach
Elk in marsh at the Fern Canyon Trailhead.
Entering Fern Canyon.
Marcie & Wyatt climb over a log jam.
Up the creek.
Wyatt & Marcie moving deep into Fern Canyon way past the point where most turn around.
On the return.
We climbed out of the canyon and onto the James Irwin Trail for a loop back to the start.
Old decaying boardwalk on the James Irwin Trail above Fern canyon.
Back at the trailhead, we took a walk out to the beach.
Resting Elk.
Wyatt skipping stones on the great Pacific.

In the morning we hiked the Elk Prairie Loop. It's about 2 miles long and circumnavigates the prairie near the campground.
At the start.
Marcie & Wyatt as we entered the forest on the east side.
Some form of berry. I haven't looked them up yet. Salmon or Huckelberry?
Forest Fungi
Along the trail.
Ferns.

Elk encounter.



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