Sep 10, 2022Day One – Piney Creek Sunset

Piney Creek Sunset – Solo backpacking at Piney Creek Wilderness, September 2022. Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Day One

Three nights, four days relaxing by the lake in Piney Creek Wilderness. Except, someone has stolen the lake. It’s very low. I’ve not visited this wilderness in over a year and the lake is around thirty feet lower today.

My plan for this trip is simple. Do nothing. I just want to sit and enjoy the view for a few days. We’ll see how that plan pans out.

I didn’t leave home until one pm. I’d booked the car in for a service this morning, and that threw everything out. I was on the trail at two-thirty, and at my campsite around four-thirty. I hiked down the creek bed rather than hacking my way across the briar and (in my imagination) snake-filled ‘Cat Briar Meadows.’

The lake was a lot lower than I was expecting. I may have to hike a bit to get water as the lake water here is very scummy and full of silt. I was not expecting the creek to be running, but it was, and quite well, so that is a good backup water source.

Copyright © 2022 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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