I went down the main trail, following the creek to the old homestead site two weeks ago, and came back to see if more flowers were out. Rather than take the same trail, I took the fork to the left, heading up a small side canyon on a trail that climbed steadily, with a little trickle in the canyon on my right side. Very little water flow, but beautiful little moss-covered rocky pools only a few feet across. There were a few more flowers, but only one bright yellow balsam root flower on the whole hike. That side trail leads out onto the high rounded, sage-covered hills with a good view heading towards the 90. Thought I saw some big horn sheep on the very distant hills but without binocs, its hard to be sure. The weather in Seattle had been chilly and cold so it was very nice to sit and soak up the sun and the 75 degree temps. No sign of either rattlers or ticks, not yet anyway. I think I went maybe two miles up the trail that direction before heading back for lunch. It's a nice little trail, lots of diverse plant life and the potential for wildlife sightings. Lots of birds out, and not many people. All in all, a very nice spring hike!