Here is an awesome video made by Whit showing the salamanders he observed on our field trip:
I was amazed when I first saw the shallow stream. Insects glide across the surface of the water, probably searching for algae. Moss clings to the stream's floor, along with other plants. I suppose in the spring tadpoles inhabit the stream due to water rise. The water is cold and clear despite the muddy, murky, smooth floor of sediment. Stones adorn the bank, smooth and round from weathering. The water may seem mostly uninhabited, other than the water-gliding insects, but tiny worm-like creatures dwell on the stream floor, popping their heads out to ingest their food. Their slender, dark-orange bodies zip in and out through the holes. They are absolutely amazing! Why not visit the shallow stream? I hope you'll enjoy looking at it as much as I do!
As I was walking up the trail, I finally reached my destination-- Cecret Lake! The sun was out and the lake was sparkling. My face said, "Hallelujah!" While I was sitting on a rock and eating peanut butter and jelly, I realized the beauty in nature. I liked how the water rippled, reminding me of the ocean. It sounded like a thousand kids yelling. It was perfect for eating delicious peanut butter and jelly although it smelled like old rocks and dirt with smelly kids on top. The rock I sat on felt rough like a toad, and the lake looked amazing. That was my fabulous trip to Cecret Lake.
When I had to hike all the way to Cecret Lake, my leg started to hurt. Then, I took a break, got back up, and started to walk on the rocky ground. After that, I heard the sound of lovely birds, but I couldn't see them. When I found my rock, I smelled it, and it smelled like a flower. Finally, we were at the shiny lake, and it did seem like it's a secret to get to the beautiful Cecret Lake. It made up for my horrible hike.