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09/17 - A Little Surprise on the Little River

We hiked the Little River Trail for a ways. It goes all the way up to the Hurricane Hill Trail, and we are never going to hike that far. It's late summer, so we kept our eyes open. To our surprise, we saw a small frog beside the trail. Given the bright sunlight filtering through the thick foliage and the frog's excellent camouflage, it was a wonder that we could spot it. We also spotted some mushrooms and berries, and there was the Little River itself.

Along the trail

Can you spot the frog?

Somehow we did

Tree ears

Pacific dogwood berries

A battered but unbowed trillium

The Little River

Rapids

More of the river

A lone blue berry

An early Halloween decoration, a green skull

Another tree ear

False Solomon's seal berries

Keywords: little river, summer


09/09 - Salmon in the Elwha

The salmon are heading upriver to spawn. We took a walk along the Elwha starting at Madison Falls and kept an eye on the river when we could. Once again, we spotted some fish in a quiet stretch. This is great since one of the big goals of taking down the old dam was to encourage fish, particularly salmon, to return to the river. We also checked out the elderberries and said hello to the mules.

The Elwha River

Elderberries

Elderberries up close

Found on the trail

The Elwha seen from the Altair Bridge

A sunny field

Some salmon

A closer look

And another

Back on the trail

Saying hello to the mules

Keywords: elwha, salmon


09/04 - Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

We don't live far from the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. We weren't up to much, so we took a little walk there. There are trails through the forest, and various sculptures are displayed in a sylvan setting. Much like bird watching or wildlife spotting, it pays to keep one's eyes open.

The forest

Spotted!

Another piece

And another

Also a view of town

Keywords: port angeles, trails


09/01 - River Otters

The river otters were out in the strait on the Olympic Discovery Trail west of Morse Creek. We took a late summer walk, and it was nice to see them.

Late summer on the crumbling dike

Along the trail

Wonderful shade

An otter peeping up at us

An elusive otter or two - No photos!

Keywords: morse creek, otters, summer


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