This time we drove about seven miles out to a place to hike, rather than walking from our apartment. We went to the Springville Road trails and chose first the Ridge Trail and then the Hardesty Trail. Altogether we were out for about an hour, maybe a few minutes more. This was a far less busy set of trails as it is in a much more remote part of the park. There were maybe eight or ten cars where we parked with most of those people running or walking their dogs. But the trails we chose were pretty steep and much more a part of the natural growth than our trek last week. There was no gravel and very few signs of human life, apart from the trails themselves. We saw all kinds of interesting ferns and trees and Morgen even found wild salmonberries. The trails were very dark and wet as the tree canopy kept much of the light from reaching the floor. The other major difference between this hike and last week was that instead of the temperatures reaching into the 80s, today we were in the 55-60 range. As you’ll see, we were dressed for the cooler weather.