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Mary "Fireweed" Kwart
City: Ashland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: Jun 10, 2016
Direction: Westbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sat, Jun 11th, 2016
Start: unnamed lake below the Lieutenants
End: Raspberry Lake
Daily Distance: 5.2
Trip Distance: 11.0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 211
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Side trip to Raspberry Lake

Surprisingly, the sun came up over the ridge quite early even though we were camped in a basin with high rock walls. We took our time getting ready because we only had 5.2 miles to hike to Raspberry Lake. The weather was clear. It was much warmer than yesterday. We saw many wildflowersIndian paintbrush, penstemon, sedum, lupine and also more great views of Preston Peak. We saw two backpackers coming down from Raspberry Lake after we turned onto the Raspberry Lake trail at Youngs Valley. They described the location of campsites around the lake, one of the identifying markers to the best campsite on the west side was a pair of jockey shorts draped over an empty whiskey bottle. We used these directions to locate a large campsite with 6-7 tent sites next to the lake. Raspberry Lake looked like an impressionist painting in the evening--green vegetation was reflected on the rippling lake surface. There were a lot of small fish jumping. We made a campfire and the smoke discouraged the numerous biting flies.

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