This spot was really peaceful, deep in a valley, next to a rushing stream. Laura spent some time trying to photograph the stream. The angles she was using wouldn't have occured to me but I went ahead and took a pic from the spot she did.
This tree had much of it's root system exposed by erosion from the stream.
The trees overhead were glowing from the bright sunlight and were quite a contrast to the shadows in the valley. I tried to capture it in this pic:
Laura was trying to do the same thing.
Then it was off to explore a trail I had seen last time I was here but didn't have the time to explore. The trail ran up along the stream.
I was hoping the trail would go through but it ended here.
And one more shot.
Then we back tracked out of the valley. Going forward on 289 would have been more challenging than we felt like today. Here's Laura coming up the hill.
Carmen crossing a creek.
Followed by Laura.