Last March we did this hike and there was 3 feet of snow on the 1 mile of road to the trailhead. Today was better than that, with ruts showing it has even been driven already this spring--probably because there has been a logging operation in the area since last fall. Today you're going to get a photo blog entry.
|Not too much snow on the road section to the trailhead of Diamond Creek.|
|The first section of trail is nice--it is on more stable land and mudslides haven't wiped it out.|
|I love this rock formation on the way down the Diamond Creek Trail.|
|The muddy trail means hopping from dry-ish spot to dry-ish spot as it makes it's way along the edge of a steep ravine down to Diamond Creek. A wrong slip could mean a bad fall in places!|
|I just love this view of the Kenai Mtn. Range from the bottom of the Diamond Creek Trail, looking towards Homer.|
|The next challenge was crossing Diamond Creek. Today the logs were icy and slick, adding to the challenge.|
|Here we are, back at Bishop's Beach entrance, 2 1/2 hours later.|
And a little treat--a video I made about halfway through the hike. The wind was blowing pretty hard so I think that is the background noise you hear.