...Zigzag Crossing

...as Matthew leaps from one log to another, testing for a solid route through the mossy pile of debris. The fact that most of the logs were rotten enough to support rows of vine maple and hemlock seedlings called for a cautious approach.

Ted points out different route options, and the best seems to be a zigzag path along the log runways that crosses the stream twice in the process. Below, Matthew cautions the group to "step lightly" as they follow his route through the log maze.