Lost Creek Lake SE Shore to Needle Rock 12-4-13

It was a bright sunny day, but cold. We started out at 26oF and it only warmed up to 36o F. So fairly cool except for the uphill bushwhack to Needle Rock which definitely warmed the group up.

We worked our way to the summit on the south side where the sun had melted the ground frost leaving slippery mud in places. Instead of returning the same way we decided to head down the north side under the power lines after lunch which provided much more stable footing. We decided that this was also the preferable route for future summit attempts.

Refreshments were taken at the Rogue River Lodge.

Ashland Hiking Home

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