This area is also home to some larger animals, like one who made this tree his own personal scratching post:
This strainer pile made a nice larger size pool, but it isn't going to be around much longer is it gets a really good rain:
The hike out: (can you see the path)
Ok, Ok... if you got that one, good for you. How about this one?
When I got back to the main 'trail' I almost stepped on this guy:
He did not flinch move or anything the whole time i walked near and around him. He had a good ambush spot and he wasn't about to let me give him away!
Can't to go back. Or to pull cross country permits to spend an extended period on another stream under the permit that needs to be studied in detail!