Winds of Change  LbNA # 47867

Placed DateJun 4 2009
LocationManchester, WA
Found By CacheDFish
Last Found Apr 25 2015
Hike Distance1-2 mi
Last EditedSep 14 2015

Winds of Change
In North American Indian lore, the dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, representing the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and communication from the elemental world. The dragonfly possesses the ability to see through illusion. They bring prosperity and harmony. The dragonfly totem teaches skillful action while maintaining a free and joyful sense of being. The dragonfly brings the light and color of transformation into your life.

From the parking lot of Manchester State Park, walk toward the water. Visit the Mining Casement if you wish, but then move along on down to the service road and go right. As a general rul, if there is a split in the path, stay left. Take a casual walk, looking out over the water. Visit the Battery on your way by, but then keep on going and up a short set of stairs. next up a VERY long set of steep, winding stairs. There's a bench at the top where you can catch your breath before going on. Cross a small wooden bridge and then break out into a forest of wood roses. Back into the woods to the park boundary. As the trail veers right to follow the fence line, look for the cave of the Winds of Change in the first cedar on the right.

Afterward, continue on along the fence to the parking lot. Go right and you will come back to where you began.

Colors Needed: This is a layered image. Take at least two colors with one of them being some sort of green.

Distance: per the gate attendant this trail is about 1 mile. It took less than 30 minutes including two dog sniffing stops and spying of a bald eagle.

Elevation: Second set of stairs is extremely steep and will get your cardio going. Fence trail going down is somewhat steep. Otherwise generally flat. Walking stick recommended.