04-09-2005 Maiden Trip to Lost Lake

Transcribed from the old leather journal on June 14, 2018

We left Mo’s house around 1PM, driving over Highway 140 to the Butte Falls Road #321.  There still was snow over the pass, but it thinned out before we got too far.

We took Road 992 to Prospect then up 62 to Union Creek, but all the campgrounds were still closed for the season.

We stopped for a BLT lunch at the Union Creek Campground and then headed back toward Medford.  We found a really nice state park with electric hookups for only $12. per night  at Joseph H Stewart Recreation Area and Campground and settled in.  Mo has a spider bite and Sue has a sore throat, so we are a pretty low key pair.  We had a glass of wine while we relaxed before our evening stroll.  What a way to live!

Stewart State Park was great.  Lovely campsites with electricity, nice trails to walk, lots of space between sites.  We slept well for more than 10 hours!  It was nice to turn the furnace on in the morning to take off the chill.  We drove down to Applegate Lake but there wasn’t much there to see.

Gas was $2.49 , we drove 222.5 miles total, and our mileage was 11.35 mpg.

Author: kyotesue

Soil scientist/mapper working for 35 years in the wild lands of the West. I am now retired, enjoying my freedom to travel, to hike without a shovel and a pack, to knit and quilt and play, to play with photography and write stories about all of it.

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