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.