Thursday, January 28, 2010
On this day, it was sunny until we got to the park and then it poured. We were wearing our most waterproof things we own but still got soaked. We did the hike up behind the falls to the tressel and then to the old gold mine. The trail up to the tressel was very steep and was a real challenge because of how wet the trail was. The trail was almost a waterfall itself because of the rain.
I would like to do the hike again but on a nicer day. It was hard for me to see everything because I wear glasses and at times it was like trying to look at things through a fishtank. We were soaked.
The park itself is a great place to visit as a family. The stream is really pretty and it is interesting to see all the wildlife that calls the park home. There is a nature house that has maps and educational displays as well as really knowledgeable staff. The hike up to the tressel is tough but the walk down Goldstream is easy and relaxing. For more information visit http://www.goldstreampark.com/ .