I'm not sure what this is, but I know they like dampness,
because many of them grow in my lawn during the wetter seasons.
Water stair-steps down a series of small falls
part of the way. The main fall is probably about 50 feet high.
All along the creek you're surrounded by the sounds of rushing water.
These stairs are neatly set into a steeper part of
the trail. They look like part of a well-tended garden, though.
Interesting goldish-colored fungus grows
on the trunk of this tree... as does moss and the occasional fern.
Here and there you can see young trees with their exposed roots wrapped
around the decaying mass of a dead tree, using it for nourishment.
Water spills from one pool to another on its downward journey