Cody's footprints are right of the crevices.
Looking back across the pond; I walked over
to the far left.
When I came to the last snow bank over the water I couldnít tell exactly
where the road went, although the tree trunks gave me a clue. There was
too much water and too much snow:
The Forest Service marker (left of the arrow) was nearly buried. I know it is
about four feet tall.
There were footprints going over the Clear Lake but I could tell the
snow was softening and breaking off into pieces nearby so I didnít attempt to
cross there. The water on the left where I could see bottom was too deep
and wide to cross, too.
My only good option for reaching the berm above Clear Lake (arrows above) was to cross
a long way around the water to the right on rough rocks. I started to do that but
soon turned around; I was afraid I might twist an ankle and be in
I was only about 200 feet from being able to look down into the lake Ė
frustrating! Oh, well. Iíll just have to hike back up there after more
snow melts if I want to see it this year.
After a few minutes
we turned around and I got more pictures of the marsh/pond and creek
from that direction:
This is about where I saw the young couple and their two dogs going up
to the lake. They're the only other hikers I saw on the road in four
More photos of the descent and flowers on next page . . .
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
and Cody the Ultra Lab
© 2011 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil