|This area is regrowing from a fire back in 1978, now the beetles attacked it :(|
|on the way back, the fog was crazy|
|wild flowers were everywhere|
|calypso falls, we took a different path back|
|there were waterfalls the whole way down|
My first time backpacking! We had a group of 5 people, started around 10AM on Saturday, took about 3 horus each way The way there was ALL uphill, roughly 1500’ of gain in 5 miles. Going back was nice but still hurt a different group of muscles. I was sore for a few days afterwards.The lake had three campsites, was very quiet / tranquil. They have a lot of bears in the area, we had to rent a bear canister and keep it away from our site at night.
I’m looking forward to doing another one very soon.
These are just from my phone. I went to read the newspaper on a rock in the lake, my camera fell out of my pocket and into the water. Being a packaging engineer, I put it in a bag with pharmaceutical grade desiccant for a day, works fine now J