Wednesday, August 26, 2015

North Fork Skokomish

Wow, it's been nearly a month since I have hiked!  My mother's death has turned my world up-side-down.  I decided to ease back into hiking with a short trip up the North Fork Skokomish.  The river is very low due to drought, but at least the river seems to have a glacier to feed it.  The South Fork does not have a glacier and I suspect that it is even lower now.

On the Lincoln way trail
The blue blue blue
On the home front Patches has a bad limp and will be going to the vet soon.  I wonder how much longer she will be able to hike.  She's my best hiking partner by far.   Unlike some of my other hiking partners over the years, she never double crosses me or tries to hump me, well almost never anyway.  She's always so eager to go and she never pouts about snow or rain, she just gets it done.

I could not bring Patches on this hike with to her limp so I opted to go into the National Park where dogs are not allowed to go anyway.  She was so sad when I left her behind.

Still on the home front,  my spouse is still quite ill but he's alive.  A "friend" of mine rifled through my dead mother's possessions and then proceeded to steal all of her 22 ammo.  This same friend also not only revealed a secret location that he was sworn to secrecy to never share, he went so far as to place a geocache there while still pretending to be my friend..  With friends like that, you don't need enemies.

The blue blue blue

Cushman Falls is low

Forest Fire Haze

River is quite low and green at Beaver Burn

Darlingtonia picture plant with spider web

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dosewallips Road

A drama free road hike with a friend.