Weekly Walk 29

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?”

Good question.

CIMG2010The looming storm clouds and occasional raindrops kept us moving despite the muggy heat.

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But we did take time to see some of the little changes since last week, like pre-flowering mayflowers (Epigaea repens),

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baby ferns,

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caterpillar nurseries (we think),

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and unidentified flowers.

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The river was shockingly low this week.

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But the creek seemed to be a pretty normal depth.

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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.

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