Eagles Rest - Migration of the Snails

Where: Oregon Cascades
Who: DB
When: July 2010

Before meeting first cousin, once-removed Marty and her partner Bruce at the July 4 Merry Pranksters festivus in nearby Dexter, DB and I hiked up a small mountain called Eagles Rest. With a beautiful several mile trail approach through lush forest, the canopy broke just enough on the summit to afford us pleasant views from a short, rocky outcropping. On the way down, we encountered several large snails crossing an obscure road high in the mountains. Some made it; unfortunately, others did not.