Starting the day with another paddle to the islets
This time we stayed closer to shore. Perfect weather, perfect paddle.
I decided to try my hand at cairn building.
And enjoyed the cairns of others.
Afternoon scramble toward Irish and Taylor Lakes
We explored the roads around Waldo and found an opening in the forest with a signpost saying it was a road. We looked at it for awhile before following the arrows.
What a change of pace. From placid, peaceful, cool, lake to dusty, dry, rugged not-quite-a-road through an old burn.
We’re not offroaders…but this was, ostensibly, a road and we thought there was another lake about 8 miles down it. Tally ho!
The road started pretty good Little rougher little more rough LuluBelle getting dusty Beautiful and stark aftermath of a burn Fireweed Dusty and happy
At least an hour in we’d covered maybe three miles and realized that we had very little water, no tools, and no cell phone coverage.
We gingerly turned around, hiked a bit, and made our slow, bumpy, way back to the gravel. Bill and LuluBelle are an awesome team.
Smoother roads up the pass
We found another, much smoother, dirt road. Wide and empty with occasional potholes and rocks. Eventually it hooked into the highway and we made a big circle back to camp.