Due to vet visits and routine doctor appointments, our hike during the fifth week after the vernal equinox was delayed until a humid, 80-degree Friday. My daughter’s comment: “If it’s 80 in April, how hot will it be in summer?”
But we did take time to see some of the little changes since last week, like pre-flowering mayflowers (Epigaea repens),
caterpillar nurseries (we think),
and unidentified flowers.
The river was shockingly low this week.
But the creek seemed to be a pretty normal depth.
We rushed back to the trailhead as the raindrops started falling more vigorously, but the predicted thunderstorms never materialized. I wonder how low the river will be if we have another week without rain.