Hike to Cavanaugh Creek

Thank you to everyone who came out to hike with me along the South fork river.

We had a total of 10 in the group this morning. Starting at the end of Saxon road and the Skookum Creek crossing we hiked 2.5 miles out the South fork trail to Cavanaugh creek where Dye’s ranch used to be, now washed away with the movement of the river. A warm breeze blew through the valley as we walked under trees covered in thick moss. The trail continues but a fording of the creek about a foot or so deep would be necessary. That is unless you take the cable bridge across the creek, I was the only one to make the crossing. You’ll see why in the photos. We hiked back out and to the main South fork river where a bald eagle was circling in search of it’s next meal. The trail is in good shape the first mile while you’re on the Whatcom Land Trusts property and then is unmaintained on State land portion. About the last mile back to the cars the storm blew in with force with the wind and rain making for quick departure. I will post photo’s when I get them up. (Photos on MBC Flickr page)

Dan Probst