Leaders: Wendy Hogg and Gretchen Whetham
On a warm summer morning fourteen members set off up Maus Creek and arrived at the Maus/Tanglefoot trailhead parking lot with only one flat tire. It was changed very quickly and we set off up the trail. The low early sunlight made the Indian Hellebore and Cow Parsnip radiant and the woods were noisy with Pacific Wrens and Hermit and Swainson's Thrushes. Jo Ellen compiled a plant list (68 species of flowers and shrubs) and Katrin kept a bird list (20+ species). We also saw mule deer, pikas, marmots, and a frog and tadpoles.
After a leisurely lunch at the Tarns, we retraced our steps and explored the entry of the old Victor Mine on our way back to the trailhead. By mid-afternoon the temperature was up to the high 20's and we enjoyed ice cream before returning to Cranbrook.