Seekseekqua / Jefferson Park

  • Whitewater Trailhead – Jefferson Park – Park Ridge – back down to  & camp at Scout Lake – Whitewater Trailhead
  • Total mileage: about 11 or 12 miles
  • Trail conditions: smooth trail through pine forests, gently upill till the creek crossing before you hit the PCT. After that there was no trail visible, as almost completely covered under snow. I assume it’s easy hiking through Jeff Park once the snow is gone though ;-P
Mid July 2017: We sleep at a pull out along the forest road that takes one to the Whitewater Trailhead. It’s nice and quiet but I don’t sleep too well. Somehow we didn’t select a perfectly flat spot, and while that didn’t bother me much in the past, right now my hips can’t deal with it. I wake up in pain and my hips tell me to never again not sleep on a flat spot. I am not sure if I can walk today. But we drive up to the trailhead anyway and head out. I go slow and as lightly and careful as I can. Next level would be floating. But I haven’t learned that yet so I try to put my feet down as soft and kind as possible. As long as I go slow. Slow will take me places too.

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