Amazon Headwaters to Dillard Road

January 18, 2006

Checking out the start of the trail at W. Amazon on Saturday we found that, unless one were young & agile enough to leap across the swollen creek, it presented a barrier. The way around it was a muddy mess so eleven of us met at the Fox Hollow Ridgeline Trail parking lot instead of at W. Amazon as originally planned. This being the day after the great rain we were well prepared with boots, rain gear, and a few umbrellas. Surprise! Mother Nature favored us with a dry morning.

First we hiked down the Headwaters Trail, muddy here and there, the creek and several tributaries rushing and tumbling down. We turned back after reaching the bottom of the trail, where it meets the yet to be opened official starting point. We then hiked the Ridgeline Trail to Dillard Road and back, pointing out along the way portions of the trail build by Obsidian volunteers. We were all happy to be out enjoying the lush forest after all the rain. It was especially good having Norma hiking with us again. As soon as we got back into our cars the rain started!

Members: Sharon Duncan, Margo Fetz, Tom Gould, Sherwood Jefferies, Bob Jones, Doris Jones, Sandra Larsen, Norma Lockyear, Margaret Prentice and Nola Shurtleff.

Nonmembers: Helen Rockett.

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