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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Britton Peak to Cascade River on the SHT

Lake Agnes
Lake Agnes (photo by Jim Colten)
from a trip report by Jim Colton, posted on the hiker Yahoo group

My friend Fred and myself hiked the Britton-Oberg segment Friday May 22 then met Roliegh, Vicky, Craig, Keri, Joe and Lisette for backpacking from Oberg to Cascade River.

Days were warm and sunny (about 60*F). Low temps were 42*F Saturday morning and lower 30's Sunday and Monday.

The trail was generally dry with infrequent short patches of stiff mud and even fewer areas of loose mud or water. Much sign of trail clearing work by the volunteer crews ... THANK YOU!

Creeks and rivers were running well.

Dutchman's Britches, Marsh Marigolds, what appears to be a yellow violet and acres of a small white and pink flower I can't identify were blooming. A couple other wildflowers appeared to be well on their way. WONDERFUL!

We met numerous day hikers and backpackers (including a group of young people from England) and shared campsites with some very nice folks.

Pleasant weather, great trail and even better fellowship ... life IS good.

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