This hike was a substitute for a trip to Cortes, which we put off because of the wind forecast. Seven of us hiked a loop from the east end of Reed Lake up and over to the south shore of Morte Lake and back. We only had a few drops of rain, but the trail was really wet, having had some heavy rains this fall and over 40 mm 24 hours earlier.
We started along the north shore of Reed and Mud Lake to the South Bluff trail and the beach and viewpoint at Morte Lake, where we took a short break. We then followed the official Morte Lake trail, turning on Nirvana and continuing up on Seven Sins to the viewpoint for lunch while it was nearly sunny. We then turned down on Deadfish and Lost Rider and back to the vehicles.
The mushroom were still great and everything was very, very wet. 7.2 km, 3¼ hours.
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