North Elk Creek 4-17-17

Photos by Bob

Twelve Monday hikers braved a threatening forecast to continue our exploration of Elk Creek Park. We stopped at Freddie Meyers to pick up Alex as he joined us for the second consecutive Monday.

We made several attempts to view the front of the notched dam off Elk Creek Road but to no avail. So we drove up the main road about 8 miles until we came to the turn off to Homesteader's TH. It was there we started our hike down the side of Elk Creek. It was 5 miles down to our lunch spot and 5 miles back.

John took three hikers down to view the dam after lunch. John found a way to hike up to the top of the dam and from there they could finally view the front. Bob drove down to pick them up after he completed the hike back up to the Homesteader's TH.

The rain held off for the most part to make for a pleasant day. We viewed some wild flowers and a beautiful meadow along the path.

Our newest hiker David is also a photographer like Bob so he may be contributing shots on future hikes.

Nine of us stopped at Phil's Frosty in Shady Cove on the way back to enjoy their refreshing and generous scoops of ice cream.

Rich

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