Our second attempt at hiking Pack Forest was a hundred fold more successful than our first attempt. The higher temperatures and improved preparedness (is that a word?) were key of course even though that pool of water at the parking lot continued to entice the children so that I did have to caution them to "stay away from the water". Oh my, did I test my parents this much?
With a backpack filled with pistachios and bottles of water we headed up the old logging trails, into some spectacular semi-old growth and peek-a-boo views all the while looking for any evidence of bigfoot of course. We did see one reoccurring sighting. I managed to photograph him, you can see for yourself! He's the one wearing the inconspicuous orange shirt!
Fresh air plus beautiful evergreen foliage of the Pacific Northwest and the beloved company of cousins makes for a very exciting day for young and old. Yes, we're hoping to return very soon.