You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grippe… 28-Jan-2018

Applegate Lake Southern Oregon

Well, after our banging on about how there wasn’t ehough snow for snowshoeing (or any other kind of snow fun), we finally got a week of gloomy, wet, turbulent, hiking-unfriendly weather ending in a big snow dump. Yeah! Mount Ashland, our local ski area, was finally able to open! Yeah! So we hustled out to the garage to give our snowshoes the good news, only to find Mr. Grippe waiting for us. Oh, the horrors! Oh, the phlegm! Think of two sock puppets (us) in a room with a dozen Jack Russell terriers (flu virus) for a week and then put yourself in the puppet’s socks. We’re still leaking stuffing… Life is short, particularly if you squander a week waiting out the weather and then another week trying to shake off Mr. Grippe. So, when today dawned clear and bright, I thought a little time in the woods couldn’t help but hasten my recovery (The LovedOne thought more napping would hasten hers). Not feeling recovered enough for a “real” (and lonely) hike, I opted for some geocaching around Applegate Lake – now drawn way, way down (94 feet down to be exact) in anticipation of snow melt and rain (we hope) come Spring. Got out, enjoyed the bluebird weather, found some caches, felt much better, came home, and cooked dinner for The LovedOne…

Applegate Lake Southern Oregon
Applegate Lake at full pool, April 2017
Applegate Lake Southern Oregon
Applegate Lake’s Salmon Arm today
Applegate Lake Southern Oregon
Applegate Lake’s Salmon Arm at full pool, April 2017
Applegate Lake Southern Oregon
Applegate Lake looking west today; Collins Mountain on the left
Applegate Lake Southern Oregon
Applegate Lake looking west, April 2017

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2 thoughts on “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grippe… 28-Jan-2018

  1. Hope you both are up to speed soon! We tried the Sterling Mine Ditch trail from the Armstrong Gulch area – accessed by the horse trail. The sun actually came out and it felt so warm. Of course, the ticks came out too!

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    1. Thanks! This must be the year of the tick. But so far none have “bonded” with us.

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