Anyway, we survived the drive in and hiked through beautiful and fragrant evergreens to Little Boulder Lake and ate our lunch and hung around for an hour or so. The hike down was quick and we were rewarded by a view of Mt. Shasta (snow-less at 14,000 feet this year, unheard of). Nine miles into the bouncy drive back down the dirt road, we came face-to-face with a semi truck pulling a HUGE tractor on a wide-load trailer heading up to the logging areas. We (that is, Lynnae) had to back the truck uphill for about 1/2 mile until we found room to pull off the road and let that baby pass. We were glad when we got back to pavement, but also thankful that these logging roads allowed us to penetrate 13 miles into the very rugged and steep wilderness out here without being Sherpas or marathoners.
|Tucker got to swim and fetch a stick for a while. He doesn't mind the cold.|
|This picture shows how clear and green the water is in the lake|
|There was an established campsite by the lake with a stone fire ring and this "throne"|
|I had to try the seat of honor and it was comfortable!|
|Mt. Shasta 14,180 feet (second highest in CA) about 80 miles away|