The trail is cut into opposite sides of a steep ravine, switching back and forth across the creek that runs from Lost Lake (different from the Lost Lake we camped at a couple years ago¹). We pass under trees fallen across the trail from above. Like the rocks, they are covered in moss. It is damp and shaded—very beautiful, very serene, I think.
¹ Trail Image, “Brother Ride 2009: Lost Lake Crawdads”: www.trailimage.com/brother-ride-2009/lost-lake-crawdads