Lost Creek Lake - West Shore 11-12-18

Photos by Bob, Maria and Rich

Before my leaving home, Diane commented that a nice day should bring out a lot of hikers. Good grief! The Motley Crew became the Motley Hoard. We arrived at Lost Creek Lake 21 strong, including 2 new hikers. 

With the help of multiple radios, cattle prods, and stern directives, this huge assembly morphed into a well-oiled machine and off we went. Having lost 11 out of 15 on a previous hike, it was commented that we had plenty to spare this time.

The water in Lost Creek Lake was low but there were lots of fall colors, the weather was perfect, and spirits were high, the latter because of a promised stop at Phil's Frosty on the way home. There was no water at the grotto but a large group of hikers descended to have lunch and pretend they were being sprayed. Their return was made easier by the absence of the usual slippery mud. There was much conversation among the throng and there was no danger of surprising any wildlife. 

We returned in good order and retired to Phil's where the quality of ice cream is of an extremely high standard. Beer and fries were for another day. 

John

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