This was a moderate hike starting out by heading west and following the road for about 3/4 mile before turning north and heading deeper into the forest. We rolled gently along the side of the mountain for 3.5 miles, finally reaching the beautiful little Gillette Lake.
We had brought our sandwiches and had our lunch on the bank of the lake, but we could have caught our lunch if we’d brought fishing equipment. Instead, we were entertained by the jumping fish who were catching their lunch of bugs just above the surface of the water.
|Mountain above Gillette|
Home now and having had showers, we are now planning a relaxing evening in air conditioned comfort. It is hot today (in the low 90s) with a forecast of steadily warmer days until we reach 100 degrees by the weekend.
We have a short trip to Vancouver, Washington planned for tomorrow. We’ll have to go early to try to beat the heat.