Buck Canyon Trail - June 6, 2015
Coordinator, narration and pictures by Richard O'Neill

With most of the club members hanging out at the club campout at Redwoods National Park, it stood to reason that attendance would be a little on the sparse side. But 7 of us showed up and we set out on a glorious day on the connecting trail to the Buck Canyon Trail.

We crossed several meadows before wading across the East Fork Muir Creek. Julie slipped on a rock and sat down rather abruptly in the creek but fortunately she was just wet and embarrassed. Once across the creek, the trail angled gently uphill for several miles alternating between shady forest and green meadows. Hummingbird Meadows were huge and expansive and the hellebore was above our knees. We didn't see any hummingbirds but there were a few mosquitoes.

At Devils Slide, the site of a massive and ancient landslide, we sat down on logs in the meadow there and ate lunch. After lunch, we explored all the wildflowers and bugs that were there to be found in the tall grass of the meadow. After an hour or so of this, we scrambled up the black rocks of the slide for a little variety. From there, it was back to the trailhead with a few more meadow side trips along the way. All in all, a nice moderate hike with big scenery.


 

 

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