|Gravel road a bit dodgy - been graded since!|
I was told the path was on the left just before the 2nd bridge. Sure enough, there it was! And looking pretty mucky after a rain.
Hoping I didn't run into anyone in such a state I continued on, soon seeing signs of previous habitation right at the edge of the ravine. A narrow opening just behind invited me to explore, but first I had to follow the sound of the rushing water.
I'm glad I carried on so far because when I turned around I saw Pinesap just behind me on the footpath, almost hidden in the moss beneath a tree.
Here's a quick look at my passage through the woods:
Squeezing through the woods after a heavy rainfall left me a bit soggy, but now at least I was wet from head to toe! Pushing my way through ferns and other foliage had brushed most of the mud off my pants as well.
Back out on the road I took the path used by fishermen above the falls. You know I had to see how far that wound along the river too.
|Above the falls|
And when the sun started to come out I just kept swatting at the flies and putting one foot in front of the other.
|Fishermen's trail visible on the right|
In the past folks have commented on my ability to seek out the small details and here is my secret: Don't "look" for the damselflies...look for a spot of blue. The same goes with wildflower hunting, I just scan the ground for anything not green or brown and that's how I see the tiniest of blooms.
|Damselflies darting in the thick vegetation|
My eyes scanned ahead, alert for moose on the horizon, but I was all alone.
I would have struck off across the land but without rubber boots or a path or river to follow I would have been begging for trouble. Sometimes you have to listen to the voice of common sense in your head unfortunately!