Sky Lakes from the Cold Springs Trailhead 10-22-18

Photos by Barry, Elisabeth, Jerry, Liz and Rich

A good group of 15 joined the fray as we journeyed to the trailhead. We headed out on a perfect day, unaware of the chaos that lay ahead.

The rabbits of the group zipped ahead, with all 3 of our radios left behind with the last 4 hikers. When you obedient servant arrived at the second intersection all were gone, where, who knew? What happened after is from accounts of various participants, some possibly with an ax to grind. 

Unknown to the hike leader, the lead 11 headed up the right trail to the destination but continued on until it was a proper dining hour. The rest of us went to the anointed lunch spot on a large lake and then returned, with no idea where the 11 were. We of the "Fab 4"  did a planned loop back to the trailhead and saw 5 or 6 more lakes. 

From reliable sources a debate broke out between those of the 11 who thought they were on a loop and those who thought the trail might heard off onto infinity. It ended with someone getting an internet connection that proved the latter, so the 11 turned tail back towards the trailhead, missing the intended loop entirely. 

They arrived to find the Fab 4" in a relaxed mood, having bathed in the sun for a half hour. Your obedient servant went into Mario Andretti mode to get the fries ordered at Caldera. Thus the day ended well. All in all it was an excellent day and no one ended up in Prospect.

Ashland Hiking Home

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