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Gold Creek Trail, WA

Date: August 20, 2007

Length: ? miles

With: Dad, Sister

GPS Coordinates of region: TBD

this hike was almost entirely in pouring rain. any time the rain let up, we were hiking through waist high soggy weeds. this is my dad in his rain-proof-ish jacket, and his new camera.

rebecca, looking thrilled because she is wearing chris's waterproof jacket

once we were on the trail, it looked like this. problem with this hike was that you had to walk 1.5 miles on a dirt road to GET to the trailhead.

bridge was out - thank goodness it wasn't spring

clouds caressing the ridge

it's clearing up! or not.

cloudy ridge

cloudy ridge

this is gold creek. we didn't see much of it during the hike, until near the end we got to walk in the riverbed for a little while.

forest

forest

forest

rebecca in the riverbed

i could not find anything holding up this tree - it looked like it was just sitting on top of the water.

cloudy ridge

forest

cloudy ridge

this is the road we spent 3 of our 5 miles hiking on - it got a little old.

finally, we can see a ridge

llamas can use this trail!

sign post; gold creek pond loop was nicely paved for disabled users

pavement and parking lot