The trail starts at the old campground, which is covered in greenery.
1 1/2 hours later, at the end of this section of trail is the fast flowing rapids where Black Bears, Wolves and other wild life come to feast. I had not encountered any today, but was very watchful of my surroundings just in case.
What I did come across was a dozen of these delicate beautiful flowers growing from the cracks of the rocks, right beside the rapids.
I later learned that this flower is called the Red Columbine and is used for medical purposes, such as the treatment of sore throats, headaches, fever, and stomach aches. It can also be used to treat certain types of skin rashes, such as poison ivy. Some gastrointestinal issues, urinary problems, and kidney problems may also be treated with red columbine.
If you want to know more about this flower, I suggest you do your own research to acquire the proper information, as well as consulting a professional in this type of natural remedies.
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