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Woke up to snow flurries in bursts this morning and mix of sun and clouds. Temperature was 28F at dawn.

I went to Richland Creek on February 14th and found a patch of Trout Lilys (Dog-tooth Violets) in a sunny area by Falling Water Creek on the entrance to Richland Creek from the south. I had forgotten the rugged beauty of the Richland Creek area and loved the see the mountains close in on the Creeks  on both sides. The water of the Richland Creek was extremely blue, partly due to the high blue sky and partly due to the suspended minerals in the water.

I saw about 30 deer in 4-5 groups and a coyote on the old landslide area (a landslide a few years back, so large, that it closed the south entrance of Richland Creek Wilderness for 2 years) until it could be moved and the road re-graded. There was not one other tire track within the Wilderness Area. I was completely alone with only the aroma of Witch Hazel in the air.




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