this picture and the one below are of the same spot in june and in january.
quimby creek is a sizable creek that flows through one corner of the ranch. it is very steep and gets very high and turbid during big winter rains. the lower mile or so is a black slate gorge that is so steep that one nearly needs a rope to get anywhere. the combination of the inaccessibility of this creek and its old growth forests make it one of the wildest areas around here. the bears and mountain lions like to call it home.
the slate gorge
upper quimby creek in winter.
this is the grandfather tree. it is an old growth doug fir that is at the upper end of the slate gorge.