|Date: July 2, 1983|
|Location Eight Lakes Basin Backpack - Day 1|
|Where: Camp Pioneer to Temple Lake|
| I left Salem at 7:45 with Lisa, her friend Tracy Murphy, and our dog Moxie for a backpacking loop thru the Eight Lakes Basin. We stopped for breakfast at Mike's Kitchen in Mill City, arrived at the trailhead at Camp Pioneer at 10:30, and were at Temple Lake by 12:00. Fish remains in the lake give evidence of a recent large catch.|
|Tracy and Lisa|
After lunch of beef sausage, cheese and crackers, we set up camp and at 1:00 headed for Marion Mountain. We were on the summit by 3:00. Met a couple on the trail going to Teto Lake---says fish is best there and Chiquito Lake.
|Lisa with Moxie, Tracy, and me|
Summit was windy and cold, back to camp by 4:30. Big problem in getting fire started. Took three fire starters, gas and finally dry bark and pitch off of trees.
|Lisa, Tracy and Moxie in camp|
While dinning on macaroni and cheese with ham TVP we are treated to sight of beaver on the lake. Due to the cold go to bed at 8:00, ah, warm at last! Evening is filled with drumming of grouse and the night is interrupted with splashes from the beaver.