Cabin to cabin hike day 3
|In the morning, Arly made a log book entry to let folks|
know we were here.
|Arlyn thinks this is an old rail road coupler.|
It is lying outside the cabin. How could it get here?
|Finally! We're going.|
|We stop for snacks at Shining Cloud Falls.|
|The big ol' hemlock makes a good pack rack.|
|Through the big hemlocks we hike.|
|I had to get a closer look at this big burl.|
|Here we veered north, towards the escarpment.|
|The bridge over the Big Carp was removed this past year.|
What a super smart idea! See where hikers are attempting to build
a make shift crossing. So much safer!
|The 2-leggeds found a ratty old tree upstream|
to ford the river.
|The Big Carp is no match for all paw drive.|
|Lunch stop! I had lame kibble.|
|Arly fired up the pop can stove again for hot cocoa.|
|Up we go.|
|Hunting was good on the escarpment.|
|Quite a grand stand of hemlock.|
|Here we catch our first glimpse of Lake of the Clouds|
(aka Carp Lake)
|We finally see the visitor center stairs when climbing up the last saddle.|
|We had the views to ourselves. I wish there were some kids here.|
|After hiking down the hill, we finally make it to the cabin.|
|Hunting was excellent here at Lake of the Clouds cabin!|
|Ya Arly, now I can hunt unencumbered.|
|First though, I took a cooling dip.|
|No colors but a beautiful evening regardless.|
|10+ miles and lots of vermin hunting take their toll.|
|In the morning, we packed up to head to Mirror Lake.|