Crossing Paths with a Baby Porcupine

October 23, 2017 by michelle

There are so many fabulous hiking trails around Hidden Creek B&B; it is hard decide which trail to chose.  Sometimes the time of year or weather will help select the best route for the day.  Sometimes it is just a friend’s suggestion.  Last week a friend

suggested a hike on Johnson Pass Trail, so off we went.  It was a perfect Fall hike, with a bed of leaves on the ground and just enough openings in the trees to let the light come

through.  Along the way we crossed two bridges over quickly rushing creeks.  The trail continues for nearly 25 miles, but we were content to hike in for 3 miles and turn around and head home.  One of the highlights of the trip was the spotting of a baby porcupine in the middle of the trail.  I could tell he was frightened by our appearance, but he did not seem to know what to do.  He sat in the trail and allowed us to take a few photos.  We continued on, not wanting to cause him too much anxiety.  What a cutie!