Day One - Arriving at Black Lake!
That is, arriving at our destination
after braving miles and miles of the road from hell! Then, once we
analyzed the area and our relative destinations,
we made the decision to car camp, and day hike. This came about
as it was obvious that Black Lake was central to our two destinations, which were both in completely separate drainages.


First glimpse of Black Lake, afternoon August 4

Earstwhile hiking partner carefully studying Topo of where we will be hiking. Never mind that she is, by her own admission, geographically challenged

As the sun begins to sink in the west, the glow of late afternoon spreads over the lake

Obviously George (on top of the rock) has overlooked the need for saving his energy for the exertions of tomorrow