Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fern Canyon.

We decided to take a day trip out to Fern Canyon where parts of Jurasic Park 2 were shot. I'm glad we went early in the year because that place was packed. It's almost comical. It's about a mile path with ferns on the steep canyon sides. You have to crawl over larger and larger trees fallen trees. As we were leaving a girl was walking in, in a dress. At the time I thought it was weird, but later I realized her genius. With a dress you can just walk the river, and not climb over all the trees.

Since the river trail was full of people and babies we decided to go up the mountain trail. I wanted to make it further, but once you started getting any elevation you could audibly hear the mosquitos and that is when I tapped out. I've watched Naked and Afraid. It's not the lions or tigers that take you out. It's the mosquitos. And I really have an oversized reaction to them. It was the only time I brought a tub of cortisone on vacation. Mr S. was fairly frustrated with me because I wouldn't use bug spray opting for a pound of cure over a pound of prevention.

These mushrooms were seeping water.

Before you get into the park there is a field that used to be a dairy farm where they planted delicious non native grass that the elk apparently love.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeSunday, June 10, 2018 1:39:00 PM

    "And here is a demonstration on how not to be seen ..."

    *two madly grinning wild elk blow you up for instructive purposes, John Cleese style*