I almost don’t want to write about this hike. I almost want to keep it as secret as possible. Do you like shade? Do you like diverse plant-life? How about a bridge over a gorgeous creek and a great place to have lunch or meditate or sit and think “well that’s freaking cool”? Then this is trail for you. Actually, it’s the trail for me, so maybe you should forget that I wrote this…
- Trailhead location: Goose Creek Falls Trailhead, 3.4 miles down Brundage Mountain-Goose Lake Road from ID 55. Large parking lot on the left. The trail is on the northern side of the parking lot. Hike a bit (100 ft?) down the trail and take the first left. Is signed, but it was damaged and unreadable.
- Distance: 1.5 miles to the falls.
The almost constant and easy ascent has views of a mountain range to the left of the trail after .5 mile or so. This area is lush with healthy trees and does not resemble the other burned hikes posted prior in this blog.
Along the way I stumbled onto a variety of plants and flowers. These get even more crazy-diverse the closer the trail gets to the bridge crossing for the falls. I have no idea what this plant is below. If you know the name of this flower, feel free to write it down in the comment section.
After I saw this plant, I started to hear the rush of the creek. My heart rate rose, but I just had to stop on the way and keep looking at all these weird and beautiful flowers. Finally, when I reached the creek, I was surprised by the rushing force of it. For such a small creek, it makes a lot of noise.