87° HOT!Aug 16, 2010…Beehive Lakes…tr#279 …hike # 366
There was one rig at the trailhead, (Washington plates!) a guy who we met coming down as we were headed up. He said no one else was up at the lake but it had been pretty busy over the weekend. I carried the bear spray on my belt today. On and on and it got hotter and hotter, and steeper and steeper. The huckleberries were few and far between…I would say I only found and ate 10. The bears will not have an abundance of the purple gems this year, at least not on this trail. The four big snags are still there but we have now had a lot of practice getting over them, adding huge rocks along the sides where necessary.
Left home 8:25Started up 9:30Got to lake 12:30
Headed down 1:30
Got to truck 3:35
Total miles hiked 8 miles
Total hiking time 6 hours, 5 minutes