Viewpoint Mike - Lost Creek Lake 1-30-17

Photos by Bob and John

We headed out into a morning fog but were in bright sunshine by the time we reached Lost Creek Lake. Things started in a rocky fashion as Darryl had the audacity to inform me I was headed for the wrong trailhead, just because I was headed for the wrong trailhead. I mumbled something about having to divert so the ladies could enjoy a splendid WC facility. My dignity restored, we returned to the proper beginning of the hike. Once again Darryl saved the day by locating the precise trailhead. I may name my next grandchild after him, albeit a strange name for a girl.

We scaled the heights to Mike's Viewpoint where one is greeted by a stone wall from which to enjoy the magnificent view. We were twelve so bench seats were at a premium but the moss was soft and comfy. We returned in quick fashion, all downhill, and drove over to the fish hatchery for a bit of tourism. A stop at Phil's in Shady Cove was in order, but I wisely stuck with 2 scoops and not 3. My best hiking shirt still bears the stains of their magnificent 3 scoop special.

A beautiful day and an enjoyable hike.

Ashland Hiking Home

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