Location of Hike: Fish Creek Basin - Old decomissioned roads - leading to Surprise Lake
Weather during Hike: Cloudy and drizzly
Hiking Buddies: Mark, Chris and Brian
Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 4:30 PM
Hike Distance: 21 miles
At most of the creek crossings the crossing was tough since all the culverts have been removed and going down and then back up the ravines was difficult. The weather sort of cooperated, but it drizzled off and on all day. It was definitely cloudy and overcast. It was interesting to see much of the area that was closed after the 1996 flooding.
Although it was a physically very tough day, it was a lot of fun, although I’m not ready to repeat it anytime soon.
Location of Hike: High Rock and East end of Abbot (4610) road
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Mark and Andy
Start Time: 10:15 AM End Time: 2:40 PM
Hike Distance: 3 miles
High rocks was an amazing place and being able to go up to the old lookout location was pretty cool.
It is a VERY steep trail to the top, and on the way down I slipped and before I knew it, I was on the ground and scraped up my arm pretty good. It didn’t bleed too much, but sure hurt a lot!
A great day of exploration in the woods, and a great way to recover what could have been a wasted trip….