Category Archives: TripReport2004

11/6/2004 – Hawk Mountain

Date of Hike: 11/6/2004
Location of Hike: Hawk Mountain
Trail Number: 564 and 564-A
Weather during Hike: Cool and Relatively Clear
Hike Distance: 4.5 miles  
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This was a really fun hike I did late in the year (November-See the snow!). It goes up to Hawk Mountain, which has that neat little cabin on it, and BEAUTIFUL views of Mount Jefferson. There are also quite a few interesting features on the trail going in. This has to be one of the coolest short hikes around.

July 2004 – Serene Lake Backpacking

Date of Hike: July 2004
Location of Hike: Serene Lake and Grouse Point Trails
Trail Number: 512, 517
Weather during Hike: Warm
Hiking Buddies: Alan, Alex, Dylan and Nick
Hike Distance: 17 miles  
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
A weekend backpack trip to Serene Lake. Since we didn’t want to take the really bumpy road to Frazier turnaround, we decided to come up from Shellrock lake. This way adds about 3 miles to the trip, but is easier on the cars. Once into the lake, we camped at the really nice campsite on the west shore of the lake. The mosquitoes were TERRIBLE. The fishing, however was very good. I caught a couple of brook trout in the lake. Not too big, but they were fun to catch and release. We took a day trip up to Cache Meadow where the mosquitoes were even worse. We saw the burned shelter at Cache Meadow. The camping area is very nice with a very stout picnic table and good, flat, clear areas to setup tents.

June 2004 – Red Lake and Potato Butte Backpacking

Date of Hike: Mid June 2004
Location of Hike: Red Lake and Potato Butte
Weather during Hike: Overcast and Cool
Hiking Buddies: Carly
Hike Distance: 8 miles  
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This was our second annual father/daughter hike. This year we decided to go to Red Lake. It was a little early in the season to do this trip, since it was still rather cool, and the weather wasn’t all that great. We camped at Red Lake, hiked up farther to Wall, Sheep and some other lakes, and also took the trail up to Potato Butte. The view from the top of Potato Butte was pretty cool, although we missed seeing the potato shaped rocks that gave the butte its name. Due to the coolness of the weather and the fact that it was going to rain on Saturday night, we decided to hike out on Saturday afternoon and come back home. It was still a good trip, and we had fun.