Dread and Terror Segment of the North Umpqua Trail - September 13, 2014
Coordinator Rheo Wheeler, narration by Rheo Wheeler and pictures by Rheo Wheeler and Kevin Barnhardt

Seventeen people started out from Lemolo Lake on the North Umpqua Trail, headed to the Hot Springs trailhead a mere 13 miles away. Mostly downhill, no not really, more like up and down but always within sound of the river, and usually within sight also. This truly is a beautiful section of the N.U.T. shady but still quite warm.

We encountered only a few hikers and some trail runners enjoying the sights and sounds. Also a mad group of hornets or wasps, didn't want to hang around and find out which, only knew they were really mad and were stinging hikers who lingered. Stupid wasps making a home in the middle of the trail!!!

This was a long day not only due to the length of the hike, but also because of the need for a shuttle to retrieve cars left up at Lemolo. Finally got back to Roseburg about 7:15 pm, a good time was had by all the long hikers.


 

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