Another hot one. This hike is near the ocean so a few degrees cooler and has water for Kelley. We usually do a loop, including Eliot Mt. but today we did an out and back to have the stream the whole way.
When we got down to the stream it didn't look like much water
but Kelley found enough to lie down in.
She led the way as we started down the trail
There are lots of places Kelley can get in and out of the stream and she took advantage of many of them. There were also deeper pools along the way.
At the start there were few deer flies but the farther we went the worse they got until they were really annoying. When we were here a few weeks ago they had not been a problem.
Few flowers because of all the shade but I got these.
and some leaves in sun hanging out over the stream
As I walked the trail ( mostly right next to the stream ) Kelley sometimes just followed in the stream - even though she had to work her way through things that had fallen into or across the stream.
For the last third of the return there were again only a few deer flies and it was much more pleasant. Glad we got a fairly early start because when we finished before 11 o'clock it was already 84 degrees. Kelley was enthusiastic and seemed limber. 2 hours