Original Publication DATE: 4/17/2011
It has been several years since my last visit to Wooley Creek. This was far too long. The Salmon River Country is magical and I was fortunate enough to find some magic this wet northern California weekend when I spent the night along one of my favorite California creeks (Check out Gambolin’ Man’s take on my other favorites). Wooley creek roared as it funneled past the trail and my camp–draining hundreds of square miles of Marble Mountain Wilderness. It would soon enter the Salmon River, briefly, before merging with the mighty Klamath River on its way to the Pacific Ocean. It felt like spring as flowers and bud were popping in the wet (and mildly warm) conditions. The mixed-evergreen forests of the Klamath Mountains are waking up.
Select mixed-evergreen forest flowers in mid-April 2011
DATE: 4/18/2011 2:27:31 AM
What a pleasure to read this post and see the photos. I can imagine myself there. Magical country indeed.
AUTHOR: John Soares
DATE: 4/18/2011 1:37:36 PM
Beautiful pics Michael. It will be a week or two before I begin my 2011 explorations of Klamath conifer country. I’ve been spending much of my hiking time in the foothills around Redding.
DATE: 4/18/2011 5:28:02 PM
Michael, fun journal entry and fabulous photo displays. Ahh…spring, a time of rebirth, renewal, and decluttering of streams! great time to go.
AUTHOR: Gambolin’ Man
DATE: 4/26/2011 5:45:34 PM
Michael – you captured the magic and mystery of this wild and woolly land!