While visiting Red Fish Lake on Saturday morning Jay was getting ansy. He decided he wanted to take us to the trail head for Hell Roaring Lake. It would of been fun to hike the mile up to the lake but with little ones we would not of made it.
The road to the trail head was quiet an adventure itself (I was scared to death half the time on the route). The route was all off road and very very bumpy. After we took a very big hill (later I would say it was nothing) we decided to stop. Bonnie was totally freaking out about the whole adventure. She was not enjoying the ride and letting all of us know her opinion about off roading.
Chas was sitting on a rock and laughing hard as Bonnie was running through the forest. Bonnie refused to sit still so I could get a picture of her.
So after they ran around a bit we got back in the pickup and headed farther down the trail/road. While we had been playing a Jeep passed us, so we figured when we got to the trail head we'd run into them again.
Once we were on our way again we had to drive very carefully because logs were sticking out in the trail. During the ride I commented to Jay it seemed like the forest service had made little effort to move these logs as if daring us to go further. We both laughed and figured yep that was what they were up too.
We got to one part of the road and had not only caught up to the Jeep we saw pass us but another Jeep. We thought maybe they were traveling together and stopping every once in a while to talk. Then we had to drive under the branch they had to drive under.
Once we got to the trail head we noticed the first Jeep had two college boys in it. We were talking to them and they said they sawed five logs and moved them out of the way. Then on the last tree we drove under they said they just sawed off the branches sticking down. So it turned out it wasn't the forest service barely moving the logs out of the way but the boys were getting the trees out of the way so they could hike into the mountains. We played around a bit once we made it to the trail head. The creek was really big this time of year and it was just beautiful up where we were.
You may wonder how we got Bonnie to stop freaking out.
Marie Maynard Daly
1 day ago