May 8, 2022
~ submitted by Dorothy Benneke
Stats: according to my AllTrails recoding, just under 15km with 360m accumulated elevation gain. Total time: 4h, 25 min.
First: time to Nile Creek for 3 of the group, time as a loop for 4 of the group, time out on a Rambler hike this year for 2 of the group, and although I’ve led hikes for other groups, first time leading for IMR.
Waterfalls: YES, about 10 (I keep forgetting to count).
Mud: YES…LOL! Grateful to the Bowser trail builders who made some of the tricky, muddy spots a bit easier to navigate.
Five Ramblers were graced with good weather as we hiked some lovely and then MUDDY trails along the crystal clear waters of Nile Creek. A promised, the further we went upstream, the more spectacular the waterfalls.
Fresh air, forest bathing, chasing waterfalls and muddy boots made for a great day!