The Lewis Creek trail is just off of Hwy 41, about 10 miles west of Oakhurst, CA and 10 miles east of the south entrance to Yosemite National park. If you're spending time in the area it is a beautiful and fairly easy hike.
These two signs greet you at the beginning of the trail:
If I encounter a mountain lion I don't think I'll remember any of these things, I'll hold my ground but only because I'll be too scared to move.
Other than the sound of the running stream the trail is quiet.
The trail runs adjacent to Lewis Creek:
There are surprises along the way:
My favorite bridge (I can't stop taking pictures of it)
Tiny mushrooms by an old stump:
Today we ran across a big surprise, ladybugs, hundreds of them:
They were only in one area on the trail, I've never seen so many in one place before.
Other than one other couple we had the trail to ourselves.
Because the weather was so nice and it felt more like spring than late fall we ended the day by barbecuing steaks for dinner.
Hope your day was as nice as mine.
Tomorrow is the wool club meeting at Quilters Paradise and I can't wait, I've written down several questions that I hope the members will be able to answer for me.
Til later, Ronda