Larison Creek Trail
May 14, 1989
Wildflowers lined the moderately rolling trail.
The sun shone. Our packs were light. The creek burbled on its way to Hills Creek Reservoir.
A few newly opened rhododendrons welcomed us to spring among the old growth firs and cedars.
We frightened several small snakes as we walked at a steady pace through the deep woods, across
some small creeks, to a rocky clearing where we ate our lunches.
Just around the bend from our lunch stop, we had to turn back because of a sign posted
“Trail Closed — Logging.”
A beautiful clump of blooming bear grass marks the trail’s end.
The trail used to continue for about another mile.
On our return, a few drops of drizzle fell and then gave way to sunshine again.
We picked up some trash left near the start of the trail by a previous camping group, the
Fort Umpqua Musket Loaders.
The trail has recently been maintained.
Hikers were Marcia Danab, Barb Elsen, Marty Hathaway, Ed Lichtenstein & Susan Baker (leader).