Back down the trail we finally spotted some wildlife! Some very, very, very slow moving wildlife....
I just love giant Oregon banana slugs! And super cool snails just can't be beat. We haven't seen any really huge slugs yet, but you can be sure i'll post pictures when we do! Hopefully they'll have spots. Can you tell i'm a bug/reptile/crawly obsessed girl? Yes, i was a tom boy.
This is a really great natural area for anyone looking for some wilderness. We only crossed paths with a small handful of folks, many had dogs. The trail is great for dogs. It's technically leash required, but Pocket knows no boundaries! Actually, she's very well behaved with excellent recall skills, so i feel confident with her off leash. We put her on when crossing other dogs, just to be polite, but i know i have control over her so feel okay with 'breaking the rules.' There are several trailheads to this natural area that are accommodating to downtowners, country folk, or passers through. If you're looking for a nice natural hike near Corvallis, this one can't be beat! FYI, we hiked for about 3 hours and i'm not sure how many miles, as they are not marked, and we stuck to a brisk pace.
Have you hiked this trail? What did you think of it?
This post can be found at the Simple Lives Thursday blog hop.