- July 24th, 2014
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This place was so beautiful it hurt to look at it.
After a two mile hike in Siskiyou County through parched meadows and into the backcountry lays a lake fed by an underground spring as well as snow melt from Deadman Peak. Despite the worst drought in California history, Trail Gulch Lake is full of crystal clear water without a distressing bathtub ring circling its banks. The trailhead begins at Carter Meadows Campground in Klamath National Forest and leads into the Trinity Alps Wilderness. My good friend Ian Hunter Mac Donald, who works for the forest service maintaining backcountry trails, was gracious enough to bring me to this special gem tucked away in Northern California. More to come from this adventure.