Don’t get me wrong, I prefer shine. But regardless of the weather there’s nothing like a walk along the Green River to cure what ails you! And yesterday we were rewarded with a Steelhead sighting – Washington’s State Fish – making it a perfect hike!
It had been too long since we’d ventured out. Perhaps the rain had gotten to us. Or maybe it was the quarantine blues. Whatever it was, we shook it off yesterday and headed to Flaming Geyser State Park, stopping short of the entrance but finding easy access to a river trail nearby.
Now the thing about walking in the woods is that the rain doesn’t seem to bother you. It’s filtered by the treetops and moss before it falls gently to the ground keeping everything lush and green – at least if you live in the Evergreen State.
I could have sworn we were in the rainforest, with so many trees wearing moss and ferns
including this zombie, which I wouldn’t want to meet in the dark.
We made our way down to the river where we watched it flow in perfect solitude.
And then – after Bob mentioned what a good spot it was for fishing — we saw a giant Steelhead jump! A first for me!
Too bad I didn’t catch him in the video but trust me, it was three feet long if it was an inch!
So I wondered – is it a Salmon or a Trout? According to what I could find online, it’s technically a Rainbow Trout but spends much of it’s life in the ocean, returning to spawn like a Salmon. To learn more click here.
And in case you were wondering – Washington State Parks will be reopened again next week, complete with services and parking and fishing too – hooray!