June 4, 2017
Dry Creek, Olympic National Forest, Lake Cushman
8.4 miles RT
I finally got out of town for an adventure. Between elder care and baby care and really crappy weather, it’s been a long time. Of course there have been other distractions as well: my garden in the meadow, my mother’s gardens at the house, my sister’s garden at the house is still unweeded (damn creeping Jenny), tree trimming, trail clearing, Airbnb (which has been quite successful, meaning lots of laundry and muffin-baking). But today, hiking.
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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4 thoughts on “Adventure Log: Dry Creek”
Looks like a great hike. I love the diversity of it. I’ll have to look up where it is.
What’s the story on Creeping Jenny ? I just got some to plant. Should I keep it in a container ?
CJ lives up to its name (creeping) and its stated purpose (ground cover). It doesn’t fool around. Gardener beware.
Beautiful! I forgot about Dry Creek. We did that one in January a couple of years ago. Nice lowland winter hike…and obviously a nice place for flowers this time of year.
The flowers were beautiful. I need to write a trip report.