Saturday, 16 December

0 1 Map3D 150x150The Bells Mountain Trail itself is 7.5 miles long. This story is about hiking only the first, steep part of the trail, starting at the Moulton Falls Park, and ascending on Bells Mountain.

If you do get lost or stranded, stay safe, and make it easy for searchers to find you.

It seems like every week someone is missing in the woods around here. In most cases they are found safe, after spending a miserable night without much shelter or food. But unfortunately, sometimes they are found dead, or not found at all.

This fall, around berry season, hiking the Bells Mountain Trail in SW Washington, I was introduced to some plants and berries that where new to me.