Fish Lake 9-18-17

Photos and Track by Bob

Twelve sturdy hikers set out to explore Fish Lake on Monday. Despite a forecast that at one time called for 90% chance of rain showers and a high of 50 degrees these veterans along with some new hikers were ready to hit the trail. As it turned out we got very little rain mostly from overhanging branches, but the temperature ranged from 40 to 44 more like early Winter than late Summer. Most of us dressed for cold and rain but gloves would have warmed our frozen hands.

All in all we were a happy group that enjoyed exploring the northwest side of the lake. We found interesting drift wood on the beach, hiked up to the top of Fish Lake dam, and enjoyed the tranquil splendor of Little Butte creek.

Just one casualty to report; the hike leader finally succumbed to breathing 6 weeks of unhealthy air and was laid low by a cold and a smokers cough (and I don't smoke). Oh and thanks to Viki who quickly patched up Irene's knee that was skinned from a trip on the trail.

After the hike we took our refreshments at the Fish Lake resort and were very pleased with the service and the cozy fire in the fire place.

6.8 miles and an elevation loss of 500 ft from 5100 to 4600 ft.

Rich Stickle

Ashland Hiking Home

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