Lightweight Backpacking After 60 in the Rogue Valley


Mountain Lakes Wilderness Backpack Trip: Lake Harriette

Varney Creek Trailhead to Lake Harriette Topo (6.5 miles)

Happy Backpackers (Frederick, Maria G., Steve W. & Tysen M.) at Varney Creek Trailhead (43 deg!)

Maria on Varney Creek Trail

Tysen captured on film after just having taken Maria’s picture

Frederick, Steve & Maria taking lunch break at trail junction to Lakes Eb & Zeb

Lake Como

Descending toward Lake Harriette

View across Lake Hariette from Campsite

View to West of Lake Harriette

View across Tysen’s Tent to Lake Harriette

Beautiful Lake Harriette

Steve Happy with his new SteriPEN Water Purifier

Topo Map of Day Hike from Lake Harriette to South Pass Lake and Back

Maria & Steve enjoying Lunch at South Pass Lake during Day Hike

Steve enjoying his Carrot

Tysen, wishing he had brought a carrot for lunch

South Pass Lake (looking east)

Steve, taking a picture of Mystic Lake

Mystic Lake

Maria enjoying view above Lake Harriette

View of Lake Harriette

Steve & Maria happy about having come on this 8 mile Day Hike


Trinity Alps Backpack Trip: Caribou Lake

Big Flat Trailhead to Caribou Lake (8 miles)

with overnight stay at Browns Meadow on way in

Mary with Lower Caribou & Caribou Lake in Back (right)

View of Trail (Looking Back)

Mary on Switchbacks

Magnificent View of Trinity Alps

View from Trail of Lower Caribou & Caribou Lake

Snowslide Lake (left), Lower Caribou Lake (right) & Caribou Lake (top)

Snowslide Lake with view back to Trail (switchbacks)

Caribou Lake Panorama

Caribou Lake

Close-up of Pinnacles behind Caribou Lake

Mary Filtering Water from Caribou Lake

Tent Site above Caribou Lake

Another View of Caribou Lake Campsite

Wild Flowers near Caribou Lake

Swimming Hole next to Caribou Lake

View of Caribou Lake from other side (Pinnacles behind)

Caribou Lake from Trail to Pass near Pinnacles (note snow patches in foreground)

Caribou Lake with Point where Campsite is Located

Mary on Final Switchbacks to Pass with Caribou Lake in Back

Caribou Lake from Pass

Emerald & Sapphire Lakes on other side of Pass

Lower Caribou Lake (left), Snowslide Lake (right) & Switchback Trails (back) — View from Caribou Lake

Cliff Lake – July 7-9, 2010 – Tysen’s Gallery

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