Thursday, April 08, 2021

Wayne's walk on River Trail: Morony to Box Elder and back

This cascade comes off an unnamed warm spring a half mile from the Morony parking lot

A tributary comes into the Missouri River at a cliffy bend

Wayne Phillips, our group leader, is ever the teacher on these trips.

There were lots of yellow bells (fritilary) in bloom

Our lunch spot, turnaround at the Box Elder Canyon overlook

 With two consecutive weeks it looks like Wayne's (Philllips)Wednesday Walks is back in the groove after a year's Covid pandemic hiatus.

Last week at Holter there were just three of us.  This week there were nine (and three dogs) who made the trek on River's Edge Trail from the Morony Parking Lot to the overlook across the river from the Box Elder Creek Canyon.

While windy, the sun shone brightly and the sky was blue.

We came across four different wildflowers in bloom:  biscuitroot, phlox, sweet pea, and fritilary (yellow bell).  Only Gordon Whirry found a tick.

The ground is starting to green up, a sure sign of spring.

This was a 6-mile trek round trip.


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