Finally, Eagle Mountain

My husband got tired of hearing me complain about not being able to drive up on Eagle Mountain.

It’s been months since a heavy rain washed deep gullies in the road going up the hill onto the mountain. It took 4-wheel drive to get up the first hill. He had to navigate several hair-raising washouts in the three miles to reach the creek.


It was the middle of the afternoon. Buffy took off like she was visiting an old friend and didn’t want to miss a thing.


The sun occasionally peeked through the clouds.


We followed the creek, instead of heading up the hill to explore.


The word “steep” came to mind.


I was so relieved to see the Christmas fern still growing on this large rock in the creek. It’s grown there for at least four years. Water from heavy rains sometimes reach heights that can go over the rock.


I took one last reflection picture before we headed back to the truck.

The drive back across the mountain seemed worse than on the way in.

So, I won’t be going up there again until the road’s fixed.


  I can combine memories of past hikes with what I’d like to experience to create an outing whenever I feel the need for one

 … until Buffy and I can hike on Eagle Mountain again.


4 responses to this post.

  1. Hooray for your husband! That hill does look steep but the rock formations look really interesting. It looks like a great place to find mosses and lichens, and maybe even liverworts.


    • Ron has much more nerve than I do driving in those conditions. Along that creek are mine and Buffy’s favorite place along the road. It’s a shame so many go up there to intentionally “create a mess.” Needless to say, I do so hope they fix it this spring or early summer.


  2. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on January 4, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Ohhhhhh….I miss it so much.


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