Location of Hike: Thunder Mountain and Skookum Lake Trails
Trail Number: 542 and 543
Weather during Hike: Sunny and Warm
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 12:15 PM
Hike Distance: 5.8 miles
Not a lot to really say about the day. Nothing really unusual happened – just a nice day in the woods.
A few highlights:
There were quite a few lilies along the trail – both white and purple:
On the way down to Skookum lake, there is a fair amount of blowdown, including these two areas that are quite a mess – the second one I cleaned up a bit to make it easier to pass (a tough crawl under):
I had read about this spring, but never saw it before – it was really the only place on the trail with any water, and it was running pretty slowly:
I’m always amazed at how I see things now that I never used to see. Like this section line tree:
If you know where to look, there are all sorts of signs in the woods.
We got back to the truck a little after noon and headed home with the A/C blasting away in the truck. It felt REALLY good. Bodie was pretty tuckered out from the day, but I think he enjoyed himself.
A good, although very warm day in the woods.