Cook & Green Pass to Lilly Pad Lake 7-24-17

Photos by Bob and Denise

The Monday Group again demonstrated its enthusiasm for rigorous high country hikes by turning out in force (20) to tackle this new hike for the group. The early start got us on the hill in time to do most of the serious uphill in cool weather. Bob Palermini took the lead and Mike Sanson did the sweep. The weather was perfect and the views incredible. 

As usual on this hike, the dust was flying on the 10 mile ascent on the forest service road to the trailhead. We made good time on the trail and lots of pictures were taken of the flowers. 

I was very happy I added this hike to the Monday schedule. Everyone could handle it with no problem. It bodes well for the high country hikes to come. We had 3 new hikers who fairly zipped along the trail behind Bob P, now dubbed the Energizer Bunny.

After the hike we met a Tasmanian hiker who had run short of water and I was able to spare all he needed form the cold well water I had bought along. We had enough for everyone who wanted a cool drink.

Most of us gathered at Boomtown for refreshments and fries. The Stella was very cold and very popular. Life is good. 

Ashland Hiking Home

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