Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo and St. Louis Canyons 07-13, 2017

Today we had about 42 hikers.  We all started out in the Lodge's Lobby and headed for St. Louis Canyon on the West Bluff Trail.  We first saw Aurora, Sac, Kickapoo and finishing up with St. Louis Canyon.  Then we walked by to the Lodge.  Some of us went into Aurora Canyon. (not very many took advantage of my favorite canyon today).

St. Louis Canyon today

The Lodge's Day lilies were in bloom this morning by the pool

The Lodge has numerous chainsaw woodcarvings around the grounds.  This is one of our newest.  Carved figures on the front with the details on the back.

We are on our way

Starting out over the bridge on the West Bluff trail

Going over Sac Canyon.  There is actually water flowing here.

Coming down by the "Yellow Rock" 

Rock formation that makes a nice resting spot.  Maybe on the way back.

One of the many trail maps.  These are placed at all of the major intersections in the park.

Peggy spotted this giant slug. (Leopard slug)

Leopard Slug

Black eyed Susan

These are all over the park.  Not sure on the name.

Found just a few of these.  Campanula

Approaching St. Louis Canyon

St. Louis Canyon

Still a nice waterfall in St. Louis Canyon

Gypsy Moth Larvae were everywhere on the logs.

Lace Cap Hydrangea must like the sand. Found this group all by itself next to the sandstone edge in St. Louis Canyon

Walker's Club enjoying St. Louis Canyon

Saw this on the way back.  Thinking it is a morning glory flower about to bloom.  We'll see.

These Maiden Hair ferns grow in Aurora Canyon

Aurora Canyon, Looking Good!

Cocoa likes Aurora Canyon

A few more enjoyed Aurora Canyon also

Ferns and Lichen on the walls of Aurora Canyon

Not much wind today for the Glassinator to get twirling.

The Cafe's thought for the week.
I will leave you with this: Keep your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground.  Most of the time.

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