Pinto Creek Hike.

Rain is welcomed this year in Washington, but I would have been happier if it would have held off for a few more hours.

Pinto Creek

Not the easiest creek I have ever walked.

I needed some quiet time, so headed into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to do some renewing of spirit.  I have been to Pinto Creek in the past and knew that I could find some nice jasper.  I was not disappointed.

Jasper

A small sampling of the material I found.

The last time I was here the creek did not seem so hard to hike.  This time It appeared to be quite overgrown.

Pinto Creek

Log jambs and brush galore.

I bulled my way through, around, and over logs and brush in the rain and was rewarded with some really nice material.  I also regained some inner peace and sore muscles.

Two hours after starting out I slogged my way back to the truck and headed home.

Thanks for joining me.

chasfire