The Tide Pools Below

Hikes down to the tide pools have their rewards. When I get a peek at my destination, I’m grateful. In the back of my mind I’m thinking…

the hike back up is gonna be a doozie.

Peering over the edge to the tide pools below

Rewards of a long steep hike.

Pisaster on the edge
Strap kelp, Lessoniopsis littoralis, lives on the edge – exposed to heavy surf, a large many-branched holdfast helps keeps it attached