BCP572 Mill Creek Ravine North
When we got out of the Sharkmobile we heard a woodpecker tapping and soon spotted a little bump on a utility pole. Not surprisingly, it was a small Downy Woodpecker making all that noise for they are skilled in finding spots to drum with the resonance to broadcast their message loud and far. He was liking this spot for he was still drumming away when we returned!
It's funny how a capper can be so easily distracted by anything from a tiny divot to a large hole, but we spotted the hole only to realize we'd have to be careful not to trip on the cap to reach it! The cap was in better condition than many we saw today. We also didn't immediately notice the couple sitting on the bench enjoying the view but became aware of them before they noticed us. We didn't bother them by going over to take in the view, but the trees are still bare enough for us to appreciate it a bit. The march down the trail through the trees was quite enjoyable with the little drummer keeping us in step. Thanks for another nicely placed cap!