I have heard tell of a salmon run that takes place at Causey Reservoir during late September and wanted to see it for myself. So I set out on Skull Crack Trail at about 9:00 am with my boy. My son, unfortunately, gave out before we reached the tributary (don't be fooled, this is not a hard hike he just wanted to get back to his air-soft guns). This trail is used by hikers, fishermen, cliff jumpers, and horseback riders On the road to the parking lot we spied some horse trailers so we knew that there were horses on the trail. While we didn't see the horses, they graciously left "gifts" along the way. It is easy to avoid these "gifts" but not so fun to pass through the hoards of feasting flies.
Early in our hike we were passed by a small troop of Boy Scouts who were geocaching. They stopped in front of us to retrieve a cache. We noted the spot and on the way back stopped ourselves to view the contents of the hidden box. Geocaching adds a bit more fun to the experience.
This hike is at best moderate but I would call it easy. There are some loose rocks that small children may have difficulty with but for the most part it is just a beautiful hike. I am planning to return very soon to see the salmon.
Stephanie and Debbie, stay-at-home moms who don't stay home.