Taylor Creek 7-2-18

Photos by Sunny

Our 8 hearty hikers headed for Taylor Creek on a beautiful day. We left a shuttle car at the first trailhead and headed up to Mile 9 to park at the far trailhead. 

A few minutes in and we found a golden opportunity to again test our triage unit as yours truly slipped on some scree and scrapped an elbow. While the men stood around scratching their heads, our angels of mercy (otherwise known as Liz and Allison) whipped out the first aid equipment and quickly and efficiently dealt with the problem. Their fame is now known from the Upper Rogue to the Illinois Valley, spread by we of the walking wounded. My knee remained a bit rough as Jeff Wyatt had taken time off from patching up casualties.  

The sun shone brilliantly through the trees and we needed it to avoid the poison oak. Never, ever had we seen so much. The views were splendid and the trees were large.

Not to be outdone, Joe Moeller fell back on his enormous Dolomite training pack. Once again the triage team leapt into action and he was soon bandaged up. After a lunch on the trail I treated the troops to steep switchbacks to gain the lower trailhead and our shuttle car. Given the general disorder of the troops, it was decided to nickname the Monday Group, The Motley Crew. Liz fell asleep while waiting fore the shuttle, no doubt due to the exhaustion of caring for all the litter cases.

We celebrated at Baldinis in Merlun on the way home. The fries were excellent. 

John

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