Travelogue Day 3: Searching for Details at Sage Mountain National Park

Our hike through Sage Mountain was rather muddy and absent of any grand vistas. Yet, with each slippery step the scent of the shaded moss and leafy trees became more earthy and inviting. I paid careful attention to the forest floor, searching for the subtle details that most people pass right over. 

 Spiral patterns of a coiled leaf

Spiral patterns of a coiled leaf

 Navigating the old cattle trail

Navigating the old cattle trail

 Lone leaf on muddy rocks

Lone leaf on muddy rocks

 Skeleton of a leaf

Skeleton of a leaf

 Not poisonous, but still kept my distance

Not poisonous, but still kept my distance

 Lashi, our excellent local guide. He's been leading groups through the park since he was 15 years old!

Lashi, our excellent local guide. He's been leading groups through the park since he was 15 years old!

 Forest graffiti

Forest graffiti

 At the trails end, there's a little gift shop with "Painkiller" rum drinks.

At the trails end, there's a little gift shop with "Painkiller" rum drinks.

Check back tomorrow for a very special post from Gorda Peak National Park. 

Chris Corradino