Our stream was running about as high as we have ever seen, but the wildflowers were everywhere. Our hepatica was about a week away from its full glory.
It was amphibian day on the trails. We were surprised to spot a couple red-backed salamanders on our walk. We also got to see many red efts in the abundant vernal pools along the trail.
Minister Creek Rocks cache last fall without a find. We knew the owner had replaced the cache with a larger one and wanted to return for a find. Today we made the find, and were treated to huge clusters of hepatica in bloom along the middle section of the trail.