Most of the trail early on was open and in the sun, so the snow had melted there. The snow under the pine trees was sheltered and covered with pine needles.
There were a lot of large trees down. The weight of the snow caused damage here as well as in town.
We saw this interesting hole in a tree that looked very new. It looks like a pretty big hole for a bird.
It was exciting to see tiny wild flowers popping up through last fall’s leaves. Ted took some very up close pictures.
I saw this viney thing on several trees. Is this Japanese poison ivy?
We hiked awhile with Ted’s friend. There was more snow on this lower trail area. You will notice that he was wearing big boots, while we slopped through the snow and mud in our gym shoes.
The water in the stream was high and fast with all the melted snow.