- Trail was under water at one point, and there was some deep mud. Most of trail was dry.
- No snow.
- I look like I have contracted chickenpox from all the bug bites. I itch all over.
- There was SO MUCH bear sign… every mile… but for some reason no tracks in the mud. The horses from Echo Ranch Bible Camp walk around out there too, but their poo is obviously different, though also abundant.
Well, the last time I went out to Cowie was many years ago, and I had never actually been to Blue Mussel. The bugs were so awful, that today I probably look like I’m having withdrawals from something I’m scratching all over. All the time. I look like I have a disease I have so many bug bites. And some of them I can even feel through my jeans. I never thought I would experience this, but I have a bug bite on my new tattoo – so not only does it itch from being new, but now I have bugs bites to-boot. Ugh. The bug dope we had was not enough. We need that scary stuff from Canada that is like, a super high percent DEET.
But, when not being eaten alive, the flowers are blooming in the meadows, and the field is beautiful! There are so many flowers, I think I am going to head out next weekend and take some more pictures. God, it’s beautiful out there!
The start of the trail is different than the rest.
You can either stay in the woods, or go on the ‘wet part’ of the trial. But even in the woods, there is some deep mud you can’t really avoid.
I love dry boardwalk.
The submerged trail.
The wet part. We all went this way on the way back.
Cowie Creek cabin.
When you leave Cowie, there is this sign.
Walking to the beach.
I love bees.
A sign where there is a slight fork. I guess some people were getting confused. Thanks for the sing!
This is the only steep part, the few feet to the beach.
At Blue Mussel cabin on the beach.
The ‘after’ picture of the group.
I actually got us all!!! It worked!
The ‘after’ picture. I was super happy to have my footie shoes to put on so I could take of my wet hikers.