We were trying to get a new cabin built to replace the 1960 cabin that we bought in 2001. The new cabin took 3 years to complete due to Road 40 collapse in 2008, the fires effecting getting sub trades up in 2009 then Crane Creek debris torrent in June of 2010.
We were able to drive about one kilometer up the old access road & found a wide spot to park then started up the old roadbed. This was the only real challenge for me. I used my heart monitor to tell me when to stop & for how long. Sara & Zoe were very patient.
After breaking out of the forest we had a great lunch break in the meadows. The summer trail goes around the lake. [photo]MarriottBasinhike06lunchinMeadows.jpg[caption]lunch in meadows[/photo]
[photo]MarriottBasinhike13ZoeSaraswim.jpg[caption]Zoe & Sara swimming[/photo] We all had a refreshing swim in this beautiful lake.
After dropping off our heavy packs at the Wendy Thompson Hut, we hiked above to get an idea of where to go on the next day hike. There is a beautiful little waterfall over mossy rocks coming from the small lake above the cabin.
[photo]MarriottBasinhike33Zoeabovecabin.jpg[caption]Zoe above cabin[/photo] This stop helped us determine a route for the next days hike.
We climbed straight up from the hut to this South Facing plateau where we passed above a small lake that looked good for a refreshing swim on our descent. From there we ascended to above a larger lake about 100 meters higher.
We spotted Guy Heywood (at that time a councilor... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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