When the rain surprisingly let up I knew exactly where I wanted to go. Meadowbrook Farm has been a bit of a community project for both North Bend and Snoqualmie and while I have watched the changes I haven't really explored the area.
It was an area I had driven by while charging up the truck. I definitely needed somewhere new to go today. Also, from what I could see of the trails they were relatively flat and the area seemed pretty empty.
Mt. Si is in the background of the Interpretive Center:
It is right next to a golf course which Nim found distracting. Although not as distracting as the ridiculous amount of low flying birds that flew in tight circles around us.
By the time I turned back the herd was moving through.
They spotted us although we were considerably far away. I have a ton of respect for elk and didn't go to close into their space. I can spend hours watching them.
Nim also spotted them and dropped to my side.
Heading back for the car we saw this big bull again. He also saw us and it was a little unsettling when he started running towards the trail I was on.
He is crossing in front of the Interpretive Center:
That gravel is the path I am standing on with Nim:
He crossed the path (very aware of us) and slowed once he was on the pavement:
This must be his favorite crossing spot. Then he went over a low fence and into more swamp area.