Cook & Green Pass to Towhead Lake 10-23-19

Photos by Dan, Jerry, Keeley and Linda

16 of us headed out past Applegate Lake to hike up past Lilly Pad Lake and down to Towhead Lake.  It was a bit chilly to start, but we all warmed up as we climbed up to the saddle over looking Echo Lake.  Then up some more to the next pass and down to Towhead Lake where we had lunch. 

This hike has some unusual rock formations as we hiked across the Red Buttes.  It is a spectacular view of a mix of different type of rocks.  The main downside to this hike is the 600 feet of vertical climb back out from Towhead Lake after lunch.  However most of us felt it was worth the effort.

Lunch was perfect and some of us found nice “chairs with back rests”, so all enjoyed the lunch time views.  There were times we saw Mt. Shasta in the background and we had lunch at the base of Kangaroo Mountain. 

Then we all headed back to the cars and off to Boomtown for refreshments.  However, along the way, Jeff’s pickup truck decided it did not want to work hard anymore, so we did the slow dance to Jacksonville, where he off loaded a few tired souls before they drove on to the Medford Ford dealership to get the truck fixed.  Francie stepped in to help get 3 people get back to their cars in Ashland.  I’m glad it all worked out and everyone made it home before dark.

Keeley

Track download: Cook & Green Pass to Towhead Lake 10-23-19.gpx

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