On day 2, Susanna and Jasper dropped me off along Dead Indian Road for the hike back to camp (southbound). Temps were very cold for the first half of the day, but gradually warmed in to the 50's with a brilliant sun. The hike took me along the flanks of Old Baldy with awesome views back toward Mt. Shasta. About 18.5 miles later, I saw Jasper walking happily along the trail toward me and Susanna right behind!
After a crystal clear night with temps down to around freezing, we woke to mist rising above Hyatt Lake and Mt. Mcloughlin rising majestically in the distance. After a short walk, we packed up and drove back to the Northern California coast.
|Little Hyatt Lake|
|Jasper meet me along the trail at the end of the 19 mile segment!|
|Views of distant Mt. Shasta from the flanks of Old Baldy|
|Jasper climbs the stairs down to our campsite along Hyatt Lake|
|Mt. Mcloughlin in the morning mist|