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Slammin' for salmon
575 sconce
christopher575
The first really dark walk at any destination each year is always weird. It happens every year, of course, but there's just no preparing for the sudden onset. Especially this year because as I pulled into the park on Sunday, a car was pulling out, and two more were parked between my parking spot and the place where the trail heading North splits from the main road. I still didn't run into anyone during the walk, but the entire time on the way heading out, I felt like I might.

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I recently mentioned that the large loop trail around the area they've been digging out to be a salmon spawning habitat was getting smaller. The West side of the loop got a fence with a No Trespassing sign, and this trip out I was shocked to find the East end of the road is now gone. That's not an exaggeration at all. There were two backhoes on the road and they'd been recently used to dig out the road. I quit sharing the maps ages ago, but here's an easy way to show what's become of the large loop.



You used to be able to walk all the way up to the slough, plus explore all the land in the middle. I used to think I was going there too much, but now I'm glad I explored all of that while I could!

The good thing with this change is all the beautiful reflections on the new bodies of water.

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And it remains the best spot for pictures of the sky.

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We went to Harvey's for breakfast after and were delighted to find a new build-your-own bloody Mary bar! My favorite part was the hard boiled eggs in vinegar. I joked that one could easily skip ordering breakfast as there's plenty of food to put in your drinks.

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Bacon in a bloody mary? Good grief! I've never seen that.

Lovely skies.

I have a question - the trails you walk I assumed were available for the public, but are they actually on land owned by someone else? I don't understand why someone would dig up a trail...?

This one's a public park that's next to a wastewater treatment plant, so there's a mix of public land and city land that you can't access. The reason they dug out the road was to connect the river to the new salmon spawning area, I probably could have been more clear about that. :)

BTW you should google "outrageous bloody mary" and check out the crazy things people have done with them. Mostly it's a balancing act with some bloody mary at the bottom.

I am constantly amazed that we speak the same language but you guys do stuff so different to we Brits :)

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