We started off at viewpoint along the river. Apparently, the Indians in this area used to float their dead (on canoes) to islands. Apparently, the islands were the final resting places and before the river was dammed there were many islands. If you look past me to the right you can see the island.
Once we started on the trail the flowers showed themselves. The yellow sunflower looking flower is called Balsam Root. It’s beary showy.
The Indian paintbrush is out today as well. The picture does it no justice but it’s a light shade of Hammie Red.
There were lots of old stumps and logs to sit on and Sequoia even got into the pictures as well.
My plan was to have my roommates carry me to the top of the hill and claim the land for stuffy’s everywhere. Of course to claim land one needs a flag. Ajdin made me a cool flag last year and when I questioned my roommates about my flag and when I could claim this land for stuffy’s they just looked at me blankly. Hmph, apparently they left the flag at home today! This mistake is definitely going on their mid-year evaluation.
To make up for leaving the flag at home my roommates stopped along the highway to let me look at some sculptures…..it’s a good start but they aren’t off the hook yet. Hmm, maybe a stop at Starbucks for a nice iced drink might do the trick