Monday, September 9, 2013
Middle Alder Creek Hike
15 hikers trekked up Middle Alder Creek trail for 3+ miles. The little creek dropped noisily down the rocks, often hidden by the vegetation on its banks. Plants are working on reproduction--spiral on seeds of Mountain Mahogany, "hips" on several kinds of roses, and cones on limber and ponderosa pines. A beautiful day on a little-known, quiet trail (no ATVs)! Thanks to the Moulds for their efforts in checking out the trail on Sunday.
Burdelle announced her coming departure to suffer in Texas for the season--we hope to see you again soon. Remember, snow is pure and beautiful here--we welcome fall and winter visitors.
Scheduled for Tuesday is a walk up Bennett Peak again. If you missed it the first time, prepare for alpine plants and 3 miles of thin air (13,200+) and some of the grandest views of our whole valley. If rain threatens up top, Wayne will still lead a hike at a lower location.
Then on Thursday, Dennis will have another adventuresome hike. Both start at 9 a.m. at the South Fork Visitor Center. It is advisable to wear orange starting next week.