Lost Creek Lake - North Shore 12-18-19

Photos by Barry M., Dan, Francie, Jerry, Jim and Keeley - Video by Barry M.

Today was a cold, windy, gray and stormy day with rain forecasted to come late afternoon, yet 13 of us headed north to hike around the north end of Lost Creek Reservoir.  The trail was in good shape until we came to a big bridge that spanned a creek.  It had a sign (check out the pictures) that said the bridge was unsafe to use.  However, we ended up using the bridge to go both ways with no incidents of failure.  There were several good bird sightings and several people were collecting plants for dying paper and/or cloth, plus added material for a holiday wreath. 

Some of the hikers visited the Blue Grotto and joined the rest of the group for lunch at our normal bench.  After much chocolate and discussion, we headed back to the cars and off to Pizza Schmizza, where many people tried their fried brussel sprouts (along with garlic, tomatoes, cheese, olive oil and capers). It was good to be hiking and enjoying the outdoors today.  The rain finally arrived as we were driving home.

Happy Holidays to all the hikers.  I truly appreciate everyone’s positive attitude, support, energy, suggestions and enthusiasm. I hope to see you all next year, maybe beginning with a snowshoe hike (I’m hoping) on January 1st.  Stay tuned and travel safe.

Keeley

Track download: Lost Creek Lake - North Shore 12-18-19.gpx

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