Saturday afternoon John, Ryan and I laced up our hiking shoes and set out to explore Southwest County Olympic View Park. This 120 acre parcel was owned and logged in the early 1900’s by Pope and Talbot before they transferred ownership to the University of Washington who eventually granted the property to the City of Edmonds in 1971 under the conditions that it be managed as a passive woodland open space. The hiking trails are overgrown logging skids lined with enormous old growth stumps, covered in moss and hosting vibrant new trees and ferns. If you look closely at the right side of the stump above the buckboard notch cut by the early loggers is still visible.
Today’s post is part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography Challenge: Nature.