thanks for the post crockett. i had been looking to do a hike with my daughter but was having trouble getting motivated. she agreed the engine sounded much cooler than another waterfall. and she had never seen a back country campsite. she enjoyed the hike, except the part where she was having trouble keeping up with her 35 yr old smoker dad going uphill
shortly after arrival it was salamander and nymph hunting time. in that shallow water there were definitely more salamanders than nymphs.