Kangaroo Lake to Bull Lake 7-23-21

We hit the trail on a perfect day for hiking. Liz and Sunny kept us busy looking at flowers here and there on the way up to the ridge. The views were spectacular from the ridge. Someone has added new signs about the Park. I learned the difference between a fen and a bog. A bog has still water while a fen has water moving through it. 

Once on the PCT we met through hiker after through hiker. We talked with a number of them and I gave up counting them. Probably 15-20. They were all looking forward to a day off in Ashland in 4 days. We told them they might consider East Boulder for camping that night. They had done 8 or 9 miles and were planning on another 20. 

Believe it or not, Liz lost something. Her phone. Dan recalled her setting it down on someone's pick up truck. I tried calling her to see if it was in a vehicle but no response. I tried again at Dan's suggestion and let it ring. A man named Sean answered. He lived on our way home in Gazelle and we met up and got the phone back. I had pictured Sean as an elderly man and he turned out to be man mountain in his thirties. A good citizen.

Later, over refreshments, all was revealed to us. It turns out that Liz was born on Saint Anthony of Padua's feasts day. And, as we all know, St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost items. You can't make this stuff up.

In her moment of exuberance, Liz proposed buying a round and we took advantage of her moment of weakness at the Jefferson Roadhouse in Yreka. We were happy to see them busy and Danielle took good care of us. It was a joyous climax to the day. 

Track download: Kangaroo Lake to Bull Lake 7-23-21.gpx

Ashland Hiking Home

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