Silliman Pass, Cloud Canyon, and Lion Lake 2016

Scaffold Meadows to Big Wet Meadow

Monday, August 22, 2016

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Nice hike up-canyon, although we were feeling a bit rushed by the building clouds.  Cement Table Meadow has some large slabs, which I assume is what gives it its name.  Big Wet Meadow didn't look very wet, with its brown grass.  We had planned to camp a bit further up canyon where the trail turns east and leaves the canyon, but sprinkles started and we decided to stop a bit early as we found a nice campsite somewhat above Big Wet Meadow.

Journal Entry:  Last night it rained nonstop from 4:00 to 7:00 or so, with thunder during the first two hours.  No rain overnight.  Awoke to partly cloudy skies.  Left camp at 8am, hiked with building clouds and then thunder starting around 10:30.  Decided to camp a bit early at Big Wet Meadow, arriving around noon as sprinkles started.  On-and-off rain continues this afternoon.

meadow in Cloud Canyon

peak called "Whaleback" ahead

Whaleback (left) and upper Cloud Canyon

Whaleback over Big Wet Meadow

campsite above Big Wet Meadow

view to the south at dusk


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