Had a chance for a backpacking weekend in the Jefferson Wilderness here in Oregon. We set our tents at Carl Lake on Friday – with a Saturday day hike over to South Cinder Cone – followed by a stretch up on the ridge above Carl Lake along the PCT. On Sunday – we broke camp. Lunch on the drive home was at Giovanni Mountain Pizza in Mill City. A great weekend.
This first photo is from the hike in to Carl Lake on Friday. Within a 100 feet of the trailhead – the trail begins to cut through a section that was burned in the 2003 B&B Complex fire.
There’s a certain beauty of hiking through a recovering forest. On the other hand – there’s more exposure to the elements. It’s simply not the typical Central Cascades lush forest experience. I’m hoping this next one captures (at least a little bit) the scorched forest + sun + heat. And there was a bit of trail fix-it. Use #742 for duct tape. :)