12/10/13: The US Forest Service will be enforcing access restrictions to Tar Creek soon. TC is part of the Condor Sanctuary established as critical habitat to this endangered bird and other wildlife. Epic numbers of visitors, and the trash and graffiti they have left behind, has led to the acknowledgment by the Forest Service that access must be curtailed and enforced. For more information on the impending action visit: Tar Creek Closure.
I took a mental health day from work and took Zero to the Tar Creek pools. As a result of the recent rains, the pools were in as fine a shape as I've ever seen them. I did a fair amount of trail work and trimming on the way down to the creek. Had a nice time lunching at the pools. This was really just a recon to see what the water levels were like.