Pilgrim Creek full, fast –
on the trail snow turned to slush
oak galls gnawed by squirrels
The remaining snow on the trail has softened into white slush. Pilgrim Creek runs fast and full. Some trees growing low on the bank are surrounded by brown water. Even the little side creeks, often dry or just a step wide, are running high with little waterfalls at every drop or log jam. Oak galls on the path, their orange insides exposed, show evidence of being gnawed by squirrels. The squirrels must be desperate to eat such bitter fare.