Thursday, November 17, 2016

Quilcene Swamp

Plese check out my 2017 my calendar at the top of this page.  I'm on track to break my second place record for most miles hiked in a year.

Back to my favorite swamp with my daughter, she just has to pop over the Bridge for this hike.  Sage was left at home, poor girl.  When Sage loses 8 pounds I will try her out on a gentle hike but since her condition is degenerative, it would be cruel to take her on tough hikes.

Rain was forecast all week and I was under the weather, but we really needed to get out and get away from it all.  The day before the hike the chance of rain when down to 30% and the only rain on our hike was a drop or two as we got into the car.

We started out on a road but quickly left the road to do some brush crashing and swamp exploring.  We are really hoping to find some black trumpet mushrooms, but no luck.  I've never found them.  My daughter found them once in Bremerton but never again since the spot was logged.

We made it to the campground with huge appetites, but my daughter had failed to pack a lunch, so I shared.  We found a matsutake but it was way too far gone.  It's the only one I've seen this year.

On the way out we took a different route and got passed by several cars, hunters and brush pickers.  I found some nice hedgehogs and yellowfoots in the spot I discovered last year.  Last year that spot produced until February.  We both also found a very small cauliflower each.

7 miles
300 feet elevation gain

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