|Anything in that ice chest for me???|
This past week in Southern Oregon has seen quite a change in weather. In place of fog and high temps in the 30's, we now have blue skies, sunshine and record breaking temperatures!! So we took advantage of all this sunshine and ventured out for a hike on a trail that we last did back in 2009 - Viewpoint Mike.
As the name implies, the trail leads to a viewpoint. Which leads to this thought --- do the majority of trails to viewpoints go uphill or downhill??? The answer for Viewpoint Mike is on the uphill side of that equation. Maybe that is why we haven't hiked this trail since 2009? Or could it be that near the beginning of the trail we found the bone remains of something or someone??
|Not a good thing to find at the start of an uphill trail!|
|The arrow points left, but the hiker is going to the right - which way do you go???|
|A forested segment of the trail|
|The view of Lost Creek Lake from viewpoint Mike|
|Katie taking in the view from Viewpoint Mike (notice the leash is still on!)|
We enjoyed the viewpoint and took in the sunshine, quietness and beauty. Even Katie liked the view (or wanted to go swim in the lake). The trail back down was much easier and went by quickly. We were all very tired and hungry after our hike so we made a stop at Phil's Frosty in Shady Cove. We got a chocolate malt and a blackberry shake - delicious! (If you ever drive through Shady Cove, just look for the pink building off Highway 62) It was a nice way to cool off after another great hike. Till next time....
Glenn & Carol
P.S. Yes, Katie got left out at Phil's Frosty. So to make up for that, here is another "cute" puppy picture. Yes, we were holding food out in front of her to get this pose and if you look close enough, you will see the reflection of Glenn's new fluorescent hiking shirt in Katie's eye. This is not photo-shopped.