I spent some time turning over smalls rocks and rotting wood looking for salamanders but only saw one tiny guy who was so small and fast I almost missed seeing him at all. Mostly what I saw was leaves. And rocks. Big rocks.
I even thought ahead and brought my boots, but no amount of squishing around in mucky spots produced the salamanders I was looking for. It was fun looking though.
We also made a quick stop to the spot where you can turn off and go over the bridge to the Ramsay Cascades trailhead.
I pulled my boots back on and waded out into the water for some special views you can't get from the road.
I never would have been able to get out in the spring, it was above my boot tops and a little fast even at this time of year in spots.
We also had a wildlife spotting after we got back in the truck and were leaving. More on that later!