Hiking with my GFs to Lower Table Rock on a perfect spring day. Sun, wildflowers, killer views (check out Mt. McLaughlin's snow capped peak way out there).Click for more pictures >
Pristine snow, sunny skies - snowshoe heaven. Except for a few blisters, and all uphill after lunch, it was a great day.Click for more pictures >
The trail from Sky Lakes to Cold Spring trailhead has so many pristine lakes it was hard to keep track of them all. What a beautiful fall day! Cold, but sunny, we hiked through snowfields and frozen mini-lakes (ultra big puddles that filled the trail on occasion). We've had an unusually wet October; this is the first time we've seen snow this early in the high country.Click for more pictures >
We hiked to several lakes in the Sky Lakes Wilderness at the height of huckleberry season. They are tiny, but this year oh so delicious. You won't get enough to make even a huckleberry pancake but they make for wonderful snack breaks on the trail. We had lunch at Red Lake sitting right on the shore and then after our 7.5 mile hike scrambling over lots of deadfall we ended up at Lake of the Woods for an early dinner on their deck. Beautiful autumn in the mountains near Ashland, OR.
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What a glorious day of hiking. Nine easy miles around a couple of pristine mountain lakes with beautiful Mt. McLaughlin in the background. It's distressing that we haven't had much snow this year - but hard not to like these sunny, clear days.Click for more pictures >