I needed to take a break and get away from some things and so I decided to go for a short overnight backpacking trip. I planned out a short trip with some advisements from my brother Spencer. I started at Ashley Twin Lakes after a trip though rocky roads and crossing through streams. While checking out Ashley Twin Lakes I did notice one other person on the opposite side of the lake. I’m not sure where his vehicle was … he must have taken a different split off road since I was at the end of the road and no cars in sight.
This was the last sign I saw of anyone for the rest of the trip. I hiked up 6 miles through pine forests, meadows, marshes, and along a few lakesides. I only saw one deer the whole time though 😦 After reaching the point I had marked to turn off the trail (Wasn’t much of a trail though the whole way) I hiked up around a lake then had to climb through a boulder field. At the top of the boulder field was a lake with one side surrounded by another grove of pine trees and the other side a rocky mountain. It was quite the sight and I was content to set up camp there as I had planned. I found a great spot with some trees surrounding it but still with a good view of the lake.
I set up camp here and cooked me my Mountain House lasagna with meat sauce … should have brought some pepper to spice it up a little. Then shortly after I fell asleep in the tent with the rain fly off so I could view the stars. It is quite the way to get sleepy.
I ended up sleeping in and so I had to just come back the way I went rather then attempting the longer route I was thinking of trying. I got back to my Jeep around noon and headed home.
The whole time I was out I only saw that one person at the lake. Other than that all I could see was some hoof prints from horses a few weeks old at least. Talk about a perfect trip for solitude.