Landslide Workaround

Phantom Creek to Timber Lake
(10 miles, +2,500/-2,500 feet).

The morning the kids wanted a down day but Half Cookie and I wanted to hike, so we left them to their devices and headed for the Timber Lake Trail.

At the trailhead we learned there had been a recent landslide, but luckily they had just blazed a cross-country path around it.

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Uh oh

The detour was not too bad, but it did take some time because the slope was very steep and somewhat slippery.

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Landslide detour

After that it was smooth sailing through some pretty woods and we were able to get water along the way.

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Water stop

Even with the detour, it only took us about 3 hours to reach Timber Lake.  It was really lovely.

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Timber Lake outlet
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Two miles high
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Timber Lake
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Timber Lake panorama
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Half Cookie’s turn to get the water
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Cloudy reflection
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Lakeside with JimmyJam and Half Cookie
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Pretty flowers

Once we had our fill of the serenity, we headed back down the trail from whence we came.

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Back to the detour
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Flat near Phantom Creek

 

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