Relive 'Valentine Lake'

Mammoth Trip, 2019

September 16

Valentine Lake

When we got up this morning, the expectation was to do the moderate climb up to Sherwin Crest, as Bill had suggested the night before.

But I was more than a little apprehensive looking at the weather report, which forecast extreme, cold winds coming in. Not a fun time to be on an exposed ridge! I mentioned this to Bill over breakfast oatmeal, and he was quick to find a good altenative.

The hike to Valentine Lake would mostly be protected by forest, all on trail, and likely we wouldn't see a single person all day. That sounded rather nice. -F.