10 December 2012 | Soda Mountain Wilderness Area --
Yesterday morning longtime volunteer Lisa Stutey and I left Ashland at 5am for the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Our goal was to remove the last remaining downed log on the Lone Pilot Trail.
|Blanket of fog|
But after less than an hour light started to crack, revealing a thick cover of fog on the valley floors to the south toward Mt. Shasta. From Lone Pine Ridge, the views were stunning.
|Lisa runs the crosscut solo|
By the time we were done sawing and chopping and rolling, the sun was out and shining very close to us.
|After. Our work reduces erosion caused by hikers and stock being forced to circumvent the original tread.|
"This is why I think I will stay in Oregon," Stutey told me as we stared south over the sunny slopes of the Soda Mountain Wilderness.
|Mt Shasta from Lone Pilot Trail near Scotch Creek|