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Davis Creek Trail

Scenes along the Ophir Creek Trail.
We took a hike up the trail this morning since the summer heat has finally broken. Just a hint of color starting in the cottonwoods up at the “rock pile”. It was great to see so much water flowing in the creek in late September. The pic of the tree trunk shows the result, I think, of bears tearing off the bark looking for bugs. No wildlife spotted on this trip save for a hawk over the canyon. We also checked our geocache “Royal Flush” that we placed in 2003 and it is still there and looks great with many visits logged in the log book. We will go up again when there is more fall color.

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Rock Lake

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Originally uploaded by RickC


Desert on one side, alpine forest on the other. A pretty sweet deal for people who like the outdoors in Washoe Valley. This is Rock Lake off the Ophir Creek Trail from Davis Creek Park. You can see how it got its name.