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Boulder Creek Lakes back to car, CA

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:45pm by Lolo
9 miles and 4 hours from our last stop


Almost backAlmost backThe lighting was so beautiful over the lake in the morning that we lingered for quite a while sipping coffee, eating our granola bars, and taking photographs. Plus, this was our last night on the trail, so we wanted to savor it before our trek back to civilization. Oh, and I almost forgot - it was our 33rd wedding anniversary as well! Herb is such a romantic!

Today our hike back out would be our longest of the trip - 9 miles, although most of it would be downhill. The first 2 miles back to the main Canyon Creek Trail were the hardest as the trail was quite rocky and required careful foot placement to avoid twisting an ankle. After that it was pretty much smooth sailing through familiar terrain.

I Made It !!!I Made It !!!Since it was Friday, we did pass quite a few parties hiking in for the weekend. However, I think the threat of smoke was still keeping the crowds away.

The hike out was uneventful and we were getting so used to carrying a load on our backs that I barely even thought about it anymore. However, I was still quite happy to see the car, and even happier at the thought of having lunch in Weaverville on our drive back - a possible trip highlight!

Weaverville did not disappoint. It is a very cute town with quite a few eating establishments to cater to very hungry hikers at the end of their trips. We ate at the highly recommended Mamma Llama's Eatery and Cafe.

It had been a great trip - beautiful location, reasonable number of hiking miles per day, and just the right number of nights - A little short on the wine though.

Boulder Creek Lakes back to car location map in "high definition"

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