Tunnel Creek, another rainy day hike:)
After taking a week off from hiking, I needed to get out again. The rain’s been-a-fallin’ here again and it was actually nice to hike in the cool weather again.
My first plan was to go to Cady Ridge, but the Index River road was closed. I drove over to the Beckler river road, but that had a sign informing of a closure 17 miles in. I found out later that you could actually make it to the trailhead. Instead, I chose another hike on a nearby road. The dirt road looked like it doesn’t see much use so I decided to go for it. The hike was uphill, but not too steep. Then again, after Welcome Pass, trails seem a little flatter!
The bushes were dripping wet but I managed to somehow stay pretty dry on the way up. In about 1 1/2 or 2 miles and 1400 vf, I reached Hope Lake. It is small and in a nice forest setting. It’s probably not the best swimming for people, but Logan sure didn’t mind! The mosquitos were out despite the drizzle so I continued on north on the PCT. I was getting tired from a sleepless night so I called it a day. Overall, it was a nice hike and the huckleberries are starting to come out. Enjoy the photos. EE