The Gabrieleno Trail – Red Box to Valley Forge Camp

By February 9, 2014 Trails and Tribulations

The Red Box to Valley Forge Camp trail is just a five mile up and back hike (I pushed a little further to look for new fruiting oyster mushrooms to no avail), but I was able to spend the whole of my day marveling at all the details, textures, and colors underfoot, along the river, and overhead amongst the trees with only brief interludes with other passing hikers. Otherwise, I was left to observe the comings and goings of industrious wood ants, listen to the concerned chatter of grey tailed squirrels as they suspiciously monitored my activities, trace the paper marbled patterns of lichen decorating rocks with my fingers, and even peer inside a partially locked mountain cabin. It was a day of sensory overload, yet I returned back to the trailhead relaxed and satisfied, such is the therapy of exploring a fine trail after the rain.

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  • Reply leela March 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    these textures are totally insane! love that little gnome home too. great work!

    • Reply Gregory Han March 12, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Leela, compliments from someone so talented is truly appreciated!

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