It was an uneventful hike out, and we were home by 4:00pm, but looking forward to our next journey into this area. For now, we have in our sights in September to venture into the Enchantments, a group of lakes tucked beneath the Stuart Mountain range, a range that actually connects up to Jack Ridge, which we climbed over to get to Trout Lake.
Of course, there were pictures that I wished we had captured, but, as we’ve been told since childhood, “hindsight is always 20/20”. The best one would have been, after 2 days in the backcountry, sweaty, dirty, and starving, returning to town to find a place to get a burger, having to stand in line at the local burger shop.
A little place crammed with people, elbow to elbow, and there’s Dave, smiling like an idiot at the locals, not having bothered to look in a mirror for the last few days…If his buddy, Greg, had warned him ahead of time, (you know you can count on your buddies to point out the obvious), that his mustache was colored the same blue as the Power-ade he’d been drinking the last few days, I might not have been so bemused by the curious looks I had gotten in return…
Those are the pictures that I wish I had now, of the locals staring at the derelict from the woods…But, I’m sure you can imagine what those looks were like.