Sockeye Campground, NF
As our short week comes to an end there were two hikes we wanted to do. One is just a few miles south at Pettit Lake and the other starts out at our campground and goes for quite a distance around the Redfish Lake.
We drove into town first to have breakfast at the bakery. These locals must be hardy folk as they had the doors open and the fans on. It was COLD in there! Several coffee cup pours later, and just a meh breakfast, we headed out for our hike.
On the way to the trail there was a geocache hidden off a side road. There is a small dispersed camp and behind it off in the woods further people have been having fun enlarging a stick teepee. It was pretty impressive. The cacher asks that you add a pole of your own, so we did.
Back at camp we headed out on Mogul Trail. We knew we wouldn't even get to the bridge as it's a big lake and it's later in the afternoon. It gets cold quickly once the sun goes down over the mountains.
We never saw another person on the hike.
The trail starts out very wide and well marked as you follow the lake most of the way.
I think the inlet and old bridge are down in that saddle in the background.
As the sun was setting we picked up the pace as we still had about an hour to get back and there was a pot of homemade Tortilla Soup waiting for us that Steve made.