Another Pacific North Wet DayIf you are thinking to go sunbathing in February, the Pacific North West may not be your ideal location. The weatherman has been threatening snow (got that today) and most days are just rainy and wet.
Liddy and I had reason to be out and about yesterday with a time window that was too long to hang about, but not long enough to plan a real project. So… a map reconnisance showed some Natural Reserves in King County, near Maple Valley.
Ravensdale Natural Reserve
The Ravensdale Natural Reserve was the first place that looked promising. Especially as it was less than 5 minutes down the road.
This reserve is not much more than a sliver wedged between Kent-Kangley Road, and the railroad tracks. There is a rifle range nearby (we know because of the noise) which got Liddy a bit spooked but she soldiered on.
We didn’t get the full length of the reserve as the trail was blocked by fallen trees. The plan was adjusted and we went looking for another reserve near the Cedar River called Big Bend Natural Area.
The GPS took us north and where Landsburg Rd crosses the Cedar River we saw a bunch of fools having a lot of fun working the rapids with their short kayaks. I took this as a great opportunity to swing into Cedar Grove Park and capture some action.
I declined the offer of a quick paddle – I just wasn’t dressed for it after all – but Liddy did use the opportunity to wade into a gentle part of the river above the rapids.
Just goes to show that even with our less than ideal weather, North Westerners know how to enjoy the moment. We hope you do too.