Storey Burn on a late Autumn’s Day


It was a fine day for hiking, a Goldilocks’s day – – – not too cold, not too warm and a few sunbreaks to provide some cheer.

I decided to hike on the crest of the Coastal Range west of home. After parking at the Gales Creek Campground, I climbed the muddy trail along Gales Creek for less than one mile before turning onto the Storey Burn Trail.

As the Trail began gaining elevation, it passed Slide Falls and many small tributary creeks. After reaching the top, I began descending on the west slopes of the Coastal Mountains to a path underneath Highway 6. In a short distance I crossed the boggy flats by the Devil Fork of the Wilson River. Then it was up to 1,600-foot Roger’s Pass and down a well-drained trail to the car.

A nice outing on a pleasant day.

Fat tires on the trail

Fat tires on the trail

Small waterfall on a tributary

Small waterfall on a tributary

Stairs to nowhere

Stairs to nowhere

Spiderweb

Spiderweb

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Blowdowns, a constant problem in the rainforest

Blowdowns, a constant problem in the rainforest

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

A little sunshine providing backlight for Sitch's Hair Lichen

A little sunshine providing backlight for Witch’s Hair Lichen

Licorice Ferns

Licorice Ferns

 

 

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