Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Hike In The Mud

Frequent in February, the fog and constant drizzle will clear for a few days and give us a quick taste of spring’s promise. Sunday was just such a day, clear sunny skies and afternoon temperatures reaching fifty-six degrees. Since these types of days are few, I decided that an afternoon hike might be in order. This was just the excuse I needed to spend an hour exploring the banks of the Lewis and Clark River about a mile and one-half downstream from Fort Clatsop, the winter encampment of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

As I slogged through the water and the mud, I wondered if either Lewis or Clark had ever taken this same path. If so, they had to have had incredibly wet moccasins!

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