53° Aug 23, 2010…Harrison Lake to ridge…Tr # 217…hike # 367 by Betsy
It was 44° at our house this morning…and the mist hanging over town was so typical of an early October morning. Did summer pass us by this year?
The lake was as pretty as ever but wind was rippling over the water surface so I missed out on some nice still turquoise-y shots, so typical of this lake. As we walked around the lake, we saw a camp set up...a couple of tents, a tarp and a backpack hung up in a tree.
On the way out we saw two more tents now pitched at the lake…people were inside staying warm and then met another couple hiking up as we started down. They looked tired. We saw no bear scat today and only one cougar or wolf track.
Lots of pikas, chipmunks and marmots, all working to get their winter food supply safely stashed away. We saw a dark coated mule deer on the drive out…thought it was a small moose at first.
Left home 8:25
Started up 9:25Got to lake 11:05Got to ridge 12:48Headed down 1:00Back to lake 1:50
Got to truck 3:05
Total miles hiked 10 miles
Total hiking time 5 hours, 35 minutes