There is a big marsh nearby that has a hiking trail at the east end, but the west end is a bit of an unknown. I was looking at it on Google Maps and discovered what looked like a system of trails and... a mysterious shiny object!
So.. we're off... Along the way, Mama said we might see some spring flowers but... I don't think much of these ones. This is Daphne laureola, also known as Spurge Laurel. It is invasive here...
I want something better!
Hello, apple orchard. Nice to see you again!
Umm... OK... so the first thing we need to do is get across the 4 lane highway. We thought we could scoot under the bridge where the river goes through but... There's been so much snow melt that things are a bit flooded.
See... it's more like a lake than a river!
That's where we want to go... Normally it's a ditch...not anymore.
Oh dear. Will our mission abort right off the bat?
No we are not!!
We moved upstream along the ditch until we found a fordable point,.. After all... we are Adventurers!
Now we just need to scoot along the highway embankment...
And here we are!
Crouch under the bridge...
Pass some colourful graffiti... That could stand for Alexander's Roar!
And we're through the other side!!
Which is a bit of a wilderness. Luckily, not tooooo many brambles and blackberry plants.
Just... you know... a few skeletons...
Judging by the jaw bone and the skull, this is a deer skeleton. I wonder if it was hit by a car and injured and stumbled down here to die?
Holy moly... the marsh is flooded!!
To Be Continued