Trailhead #1 to Osborn Road / 11 Miles
March 9, 2019
We got a late start to what was supposed to be a 10-mile day. We didn’t wake up until about 8 am and made it to the trailhead about 9:20 am.
Jerry dropped us off and we started off on our 10-mile journey to Osbord Rd (which actually turned out to be a little over 11 miles away).
We had a hiker high and were well on our way wondering what would be around each bend in the trail. The weather was great with temps ranging from high 60’s to low 70’s.
One of the first things I did with Clayton (my son) was to teach him about blazes and how to read them in case he hiked faster than me (which you will see on the videos, he most certainly did).
We quickly realized that we would spend the day trekking through ankle-deep mud which made for a slower than normal pace. Trekking through that much mud requires a lot more energy than you realize.
Needless to say, we were super happy to see Jerry walking up the trail towards up at the end of a long 11-mile 1st day.
Trail Conditions: Ankle deep mud for most of the last half, especially in the Little Lake Creek Wilderness area (Trailhead #2).
Water Sources: Lone Star Hiking Trail Pond; Creek about 1/2 mile after TH#2 that is clear and looks to be reliable. Several water opportunities in the Wilderness section as most of the trail runs along or near a creek.
Camp Sites: Right before mile 1 there is a campsite, no water source; Camping and water at the Lone Star Hiking Trail Pond; Hunter Camp around mile 6.5;