- Dry ground conditions.
- Clear of snow.
- No bugs.
- No bear sign.
The muskeg pods are almost a solid liquid, which is odd for us living in a temperate rain forest. But it seems the sun has baked them as much as it has us. The mud around the trail was mostly dry, but there were plenty of leather-hard tracks showing critter traffic. Last time I saw a juvenile black bear cross the trail, but today there was no sign of his passing. We only saw one porcupine just off the trail. Poor little buddy was missing a lot of quills, so I don’t think Kiska was the first dog he had seen recently.
When I was on the trail over the weekend, there was still a spot of snow, but now the trail is officially snow free!
There are a lot of these stairs along the way.
Because of the wet muskeg conditions, there is a lot of skunk cabbage along the trail. But good to use in a sudden down pour.
The trail goes through the meadow for quite a ways. On a sunny day, this is killer.
The view from the cabin is pretty awesome, even with clouds.