High Lakes Trail - Fish Lake to Aspen Point 6-19-17

A convoy of 7 cars set out to transport 24 hikers and 2 shuttle cars to Aspen Point Sno-Park. There was a little confusion due to my faulty instructions but all arrived in good time. We continued on to Fish Lake after taking advantage of the plumbing and leaving the two shuttle cars. 

After struggling a bit with paying the Resort Fee for 5 cars, we headed off down the High Lakes trail in two staggered groups and made very good time. It was about 83 degrees but we had some shade most of the way and the forest was beautiful, with lava flows from time to time.

At Lake of the Woods we allowed everyone to catch up and split the group in two again, with the drivers continuing on the trail to the Aspen Point parking and the passengers heading along the Lake to the Resort. By the time we retrieved the cars our passengers had set up a table and ordered the fries and beer. 

Note: For future reference we would prefer to park the cars at a parking off the dirt road immediately before Fish Lake and right beside the trail. Less complicated and much faster with no resort fee to pay. 

Lucky Day: I started with getting rid of the last remnant of the Pot Luck, a wicked looking salad fork, but arrived home with someone's considerable wardrobe and hiking gear. Would fetch a good price in the secondary market but am willing to return. 

I was a beer behind on arriving at Lake of the Woods but soon caught up. It was a party atmosphere doing credit to the Monday Group. Some people even left in the right cars. 

Ashland Hiking Home

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