Elfin Forest Reserve


Flowers in the parking lot of Elfin Forest National Reserve

Flowers in the parking lot of Elfin Forest National Reserve

We hiked up the, Way up Trail and then came back down the Botanical Trail. Incidentally, the Botanical was much more rocky terrain.

We hiked up the, Way up Trail and then came back down the Botanical Trail. Incidentally, the Botanical was much more rocky terrain.

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We crossed over these rocks. The girls were so pleased with themselves and thought it was the best thing ever.

We crossed over these rocks. The girls were so pleased with themselves and thought it was the best thing ever.

Eden and Ayzia right after crossing the creek.

Eden and Ayzia right after crossing the creek.

Duck wading in the creek

Duck wading in the creek

Eden wading in the creek

Eden wading in the creek

At the end of the hike. Ayzia reluctantly succumbed to wading in the creek.

At the end of the hike. Ayzia reluctantly succumbed to wading in the creek.

Before Starting on the hike the girls and I went into the visitor center. A ranger had scooped up a bowl of this water and brought it in to look under a microscope.  It was fun to see the tiny insects magnified.

Before Starting on the hike the girls and I went into the visitor center. A ranger had scooped up a bowl of this water and brought it in to look under a microscope. It was fun to see the tiny insects magnified.

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