Saturday, February 5, 2011

Terminal Creek

Above Carter Pond, terminal Creek flows in a steep canyon from Grafton Lake until it tumbles over the side of the Killarney Creek valley just below Carter Road. The forest back here is jumbled and rough, cedars and hemlocks and leggy salmonberries all trying to find the sun. There are lots of snags and old logging stumps and the ground is covered in ferns and braided feeder streams. Even though it's close to two rias the sound of flowing water drowns out all but the loudest ambient traffic.