Tag Archives: Larry Scott Trail

PT Paper Mill

Photo of Port Townsend Paper Mill


The Port Townsend Paper Company operates this paper mill, which sits about a mile out on Larry Scott Trail. The mill is the largest private employer in the county and has provided jobs to the community for decades. Unfortunately, the paper business has been having rough times in the current economy. The mill is still running and we hope it continues to be successful enough to remain open. The loss of it would hit the community very hard.

Golden Snail

Photo of gold colored snail on Port Townsend's Larry Scott Trail
Is this guy radioactive?

I’ve noticed these gold colored snails while walking on Larry Scott Trail. I have not seen them in other places and certainly not in our garden. We get plenty of snails (and slugs), but they’re the normal brown ones. I don’t know if the gold ones are a different species or a very local variation of the standard garden pests.

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