Puck Lakes - Sky Lakes Wilderness 11-7-18

Photos by Dan and Francie

NANNIE CREEK TO PUCK LAKES

Today there were seven who decided to brave the cold 29 degrees for a hike in the Sky Lakes Wilderness along the Nannie Creek Trail to Puck Lakes. I had scouted this hike only 4 days prior and there was just a little snow but no frost on the ground. This time there was quite a bit of frost along the trail as we made a gradual climb to the first Puck Lake that is located at 6,400 feet of elevation. There was a layer of ice on the lake which required a few to check the thickness. No one ended up getting wet. We decided that the group picture should be on a wonderfully twisted log that lays beside and into the lake.

Instead of returning to the main trail, we walked along a trail to reach the smaller Puck Lake. We enjoyed a sunny lunch that was taken between the 2 lakes and along the ledge of where Puck Lake once filled up the area. Hank was kind enough to share his chocolate with everyone.

After lunch, we headed around a trail that was not clearly marked. There were a few places that we just guessed where to go and ended up back to the trail. When we returned to the main trail, we came back to a sign that was on the ground that had an arrow to Three Mile Trail #3705. Since that sign had never been there, Barry, one of our new Wednesday hikers, decided to remove the nail and put the sign in his pack and told us he would return it to the forest service BLM office in Medford.

Refreshments were taken at Caldera. On a side note: I arrived early to greet the hikers today and got to witness our new hiker Barry come around the corner at Rite Aid and hit the curb. Yes, I think all of us have done this our first time coming into that parking lot. I mentioned this to the hikers in Dan's car as we drove to the trailhead. After we returned from Caldera, Dan remembered that we forgot to give Barry a bad time. As soon as the words came out of his mouth, he ended up running into the curb that stops you from pulling your car too far forward. We all enjoyed a good laugh.

Francie

Track download: Puck Lakes 11-7-18.gpx

Ashland Hiking Home

20181107_105009.jpg
20181107_105009.jpg
20181107_110530.jpg
20181107_110530.jpg
20181107_110935.jpg
20181107_110935.jpg
20181107_110950.jpg
20181107_110950.jpg
20181107_112623.jpg
20181107_112623.jpg
20181107_144925.jpg
20181107_144925.jpg
DSC00833.jpg
DSC00833.jpg
DSC00834.jpg
DSC00834.jpg
DSC00841.jpg
DSC00841.jpg
DSC00849.jpg
DSC00849.jpg
DSC00851.jpg
DSC00851.jpg
DSC00852.jpg
DSC00852.jpg
DSC00853.jpg
DSC00853.jpg
DSC00854.jpg
DSC00854.jpg
Google.jpg
Google.jpg
Group at Puck Lake.jpg
Group at Puck Lake.jpg
Profile.jpg
Profile.jpg
Puck Lake.jpg
Puck Lake.jpg
TRAIL SIGN.jpg
TRAIL SIGN.jpg
Track.jpg
Track.jpg