Upper Fish Creek

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Sunlight finally broke through the marine layer yesterday. This afternoon Aki and I are seeking shelter in the thick woods drained by a mountain fork of Fish Creek. I had planned on taking the little dog to a nearby meadow and only stopped here so she could drink from the cold-water stream. Aki had other ideas and lead me into the woods. Hers was a good choice.2

The informal trail leads through thickets of devil’s club, occasionally touching the stream. The devil’s leaves glow where struck by the strong afternoon sun. Aki acts like she has forgotten yesterday morning’s fog and the wet, grey days that made up the previous week. Soak it up little dog. The rain returns Saturday3

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