|Shelly Lake - we walked around the far side in the sunshine|
Yesterday Brewster and I did the Sheratin Mountain circuit with Philip T. We dropped a car at the Red Cloud trailhead and then drove to the end of the road and hiked up the trail by Small Creek. We dropped down the backside and checked out Shelly's Lake and then climbed around the backside of the mountain. Philip knew a route through the cliff bands and we were hiking with the goats. At one point there were massive cliffs both above and below us. We finished the hike in the big bowl on the east side of the mountain and hiked out the red cloud trail.
Funnily enough it is not all that of a time consuming hike. We were only hiking for 4 1/2 hours and really did not rush things. Door to door, even with longish drive over the pass and the shuttle, the trip was only 6 hours total.
The sunshine was glorious and it was hard to believe it is almost November. We even saw some plants sprouting new shoots like they think it is spring! Patrick
|Cliff bands and goats (if you look carefully)|