This skunk cabbage was a welcome sign of spring on a lovely hike last Sunday. There had been a light snow overnight which drew us backward, seasonally speaking. By afternoon it had warmed and I was glad to have left my windbreaker in the car. Our hike leader had a spare pair of icers that just so happened to fit my boots; were it not for them I wouldn’t have been able to participate: that much snow and ice remained on ground that still sees more shade than sun.
I’m looking forward to hiking the Headwaters Trail again, once the last, dogged remnants of snow and ice have melted, and the mud has dried.