Another weekend warrior trip to Icicle Creek. We left Friday night from home to drive to Icicle Creek, only
to find ourselves to hike in 4 miles in full moon, and settled at the end of the logging road on Icicle Creek.
It was Parker's first overnight camping trip. He had his little own backpack carrying 2 litres of his water and
2 lb of food.
A cold night resulted a late start the following morning. Squeezed in the valley floor, the morning sun didnt hit
our camp site until 9am. We found the overnight frost was heavy. As we moved onto the trail to Icicle Ridge, we
witnessed the lush green and many mushrooms in the woods.
The trail was not scenic at all. As we were climbing and climbing and climbing the boring switchbacks, we found
absolutely no entertaining view but a tiring Parker. He often laid down to rest and cool himself down.
After 10 miles of slogging uphill through these endless switchbacks, we still didnt find the lake where we plan to stay at.
The map was somehow mis-represented the elevation. With no choice and running low on water, we kept on another 4 miles to
get to the pass. Rewarded by the views and the approaching sunset, we got ourselves to the pass.
Deceived by the map, we thought we have already overshot our home for the night, only to find descending onwards was the option.
A few turns, we spotted a sizable lake. Yes, that was the place we shot for the night. We didnt miss it, we just were not
hiking as far as we thought.
We enjoyed our dinner under the full moon. But .... the wind and rain finally caught up with us. It was wet and pouring
in the morning, as our mood was to get out of there fast. From there, we started our longest march in the rain. Another 10 mile
day with soaked socks and boots. Nice. At the end, 2 miles to the carpark, the sun finally comes out and thanks god, it gave
us some dry moments before this trip ended.