Deep Lake backpacking
trip w/ Aaron, Donna, Kim, & Tad Sep 27-29, 2002 (Gifford-Pinchot
(click any picture for High Res)
Quick break during the 2.5 miles in up fairly steep terrain... too bad these pictures came out dark
First morning in our Beeaauutiful camp site on the lakes edge
Merlot around the campfire, but out of a bowl???
Some rain and cold the second night, nice Oregon morning.
Day hike around several area lakes (and a quick swim!!)
My solo hike to Lake Wapiki provided some beautiful views of the lake and
Adams, StHelens, Hood, and eastern Oregon high desert
A side trip on the Wapika hike was a climb of Lemei?? Rock
I went up this on hands and feet...
looking back down...
up top was a knife ridge to cross... cool peak, although I decided not to climb it
Looking over the back side of Lemei rock, I could see Deep Lake and the trail to get back to it (and some extremely cool views)
I attempted to down climb the back side, unsure of what was below me... when I was hanging on to a tree and couldn't see anything below for the next step, I decided to go back up, down the front side and hike the trail around back to camp. From the trail back I could see that there wasn't anything below those trees for at least a hundred feet!!