Bush-bashing Today I walked the Well It Used To Be One Trail and the Well It Isn’t A Trail After All Diversion. It was fun. It’s not altogether an auspicious start when you almost can’t see the trailhead. Or when your dog disappears—not to mention your feet. But it really is a trail! Look, it even has a ramp, which Someone thought was pretty cool. And it wasn’t ALL overgrown, thankfully. There was a marker at the first intersection. There were the usual hazards. This is why you can’t hike this stream in winter: the second half of it is a creek. Damn. Tansy ragwort—invasive and toxic to livestock. I shall have to come back prepared, and get it out. Carrying on… streambeds do make for rough trails. A pretty stretch in cedars Time for a restorative drink. What a nice meadow. You can tell we’ve had a wet spring. And mint! More overgrown trail, er, creekbed. There are some very pretty spots on this walk. And—unusually at this time of year—there’s a good pool of water for Our Dog to get a drink. And a nice patch of deer ferns It was a little later that I said, “Well buddy, I know what the first two intersections were, but I don’t remember this one. Do you think it’s more than a deer trail?” Dear reader, it wasn’t. Another inauspicious encounter, given that by this point there wasn’t even really much of a deer trail. But I did know where I was, and where the main trail was (hurrah for GPS!) and so we came out of the bush at one of the prettier places in the area. And it was so nice to get back on a wide trail. Advertisements Like this:Like Loading... Related 2 thoughts on “Bush-bashing” Add yours Just like being there with you – all from the comfort of my living room. Thanks for the doing all the heavy work… Reply :P Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.