Still alive after Kathy's fun trip into nature. She had booked a National Forrest Cabin about six months ago, that is required to stay in one. It is the only easy to walk into cabin they have and was built for that reason. It is called Barber Cabin and is named after a man who had it built for less physical people to enjoy nature.
I asked a park ranger and found that most people use a cart or something to bring out their firewood and water, etc. I got this Gorilla Wagon from Home Depot for $ 80 and it was worth every penny. It has air inflated big tires and can carry hundreds of pounds easy. The pic above is on the way out and I had made a stop to reattach my load. The trail is good and those tires were great on the deep pea gravel spots.
|A Six-mile day hike kept us active and added cardio exercise to the trip|
There is no electronic communication and no people come by as the cabin is about a mile off the main trail. A very quiet cold peaceful place to get away for a few days. The mornings were in the high teens and it would warm up to about fifty before the Sunset behind the steep mountain and it would quickly cool off again. All the days were Sunny and clear while we were on our mini vacation.
The cabin has four wood beds and a table for four to eat and a counter to prepare/cook food if you bring a camp stove. There is an iron wood burning stove to heat the cabin if you bring your own wood. The forest service no longer provides wood and anything that will burn within a half mile has been used already. I took one of those bundles of campfire wood from the grocery store. I also had a case of bottled water. Our food was bread and PB after cold food ran out. There was cheese and crackers and chocolate for snacks. We had three backpack dehydrated meals also, just in the event we had to stay longer.
|The Falls hike|
It was a most enjoyable way to get exercise and enjoy nature. Parking is limited as this is a trailhead for many hikes. The cabin is a three-mile two-hour cardio walk. The trail goes up for 1.5 miles and is level kinda for 1/4 mile and then downhill to the lake, which is 550 feet higher than the parking lot. It is nicer to do in the early morning cool air.
All pics with Moto G4 phone. No way I was packing in a heavy camera.