After exploring a section of the trails at Saltwater Park, we find ourselves at the entrance of the park.
D'light is excited to get his hunt on!
Many of the structures were part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC )projects back in the mid 1930's.
Here's a link talking about the CCC Civilian Conservation Corps
Here's a link talking about the Washington State Parks and the Civilian Conservation Corps
The interpretive trail was great!
They have done a nice job of placing information cards by the plants/trees. Here's one example: It's English Ivy and then the information card.
More information cards spread along the trail
While we took our time reading and enjoying our surroundings, D'light was busy looking for critters.
We didn't see anyone else and we did some recall work.
Brett recalling D'light
And then more exploring
Some trees were recently cut down
You can see from their stumps why they were cut down.
D'light had a grand time perched on the fallen tree
Time to go!
A lovely walk
The wall that was built by the CC workers still in tact.
"Are you two coming?"
More information cards along the way. Telling us a whole lot we didn't know!
Great views as we walk the trail
You can see the area where all the driftwood is sitting
D'light standing in front of some large Madrone trees
The bark of the Madrone
We leave the Madrone trees
Our next information card is at the Fireplace built by the CCC
Then more information cards!
We are nearing the end of the interpretive trail
The now restrooms were built by the CCC workers
The last of the information cards
We find this trunk filled with life and lots of tiny red buds
We start our way back down to the bottom of the park
We find some more fungi
A neat path
D'light isn't worried at all with the wood slats of the pathway
One of the many views of McSorley Creek
On more scan for critters as we are just about done with this section of the park
The park has some great information stations
D'light says "What's next?"
Stay tuned as we have two more areas of the park to explore!