Mt. St. Helens Hummocks Trail Adventures – Part 10

(Enter if you dare! SNAKE GRASS! Hummocks Trail)


Enter if you dare!

These tall green guardians stretched over into the path, daring us to venture further down the Hummocks Trail.  The payment for passing these guardians was a steep price for those who could not stand the tickling by the feather like fronds — LOL!


Snake Grass!

After the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, this plant was one of the first pioneers to brave growing in the devastated area!  Horesetail,   Snake Grass,   Scouring Rush,   Puzzle Grass are just some of its aliases — It’s scientific alias – Equisetum – (equus – Horse) (seta – Bristle).


A Pioneer’s Best Friend

Due to the lack of steel wool cleaning pads in Pioneer days – this plant was a pioneer’s dream come true for cleaning pots and pans!  Snap! Snap! Snap!  Simply break the plant into it’s very convenient segments and you have some great scour power for after those yummy campfire meals!


Horses Beware!

Oddly enough – even though this plant is called Horsetail – it is poisonous to horses!


(Horsetail - pic from wikipedia)






(The End! - Pic from public domain)

Psalm 69:30
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Adventure to be continued…


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Comment by Kimberly Guthrie on December 27, 2011 at 4:37pm

Happy New Year to you and your family Kelli!  Thanks so much for your encouragement!  It has been wonderful to meet you this year!  I cooked up a storm for Christmas too....Ummm --- it rained all day... LOL!  Hope you enjoy the New Year! Keep up your great ministry!

In Christ,


Comment by Kelli Becton on December 27, 2011 at 3:18pm

The "end" - lol - you're such a funny ranger! :) Hope you and your family enjoyed time together for Christmas! I cooked up a storm and had most all the family here. Expecting more company in a couple of days (that happens a lot here - I'd like to think it's me- but, I think it's the beach) :) Happy New Year my friend! 

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