Thursday 7th July
Start & End: Odell Lake Resort
Today has felt like a vacation! No hiking, just enjoying where we are. I think we both struggle a bit to switch off and not fuss around doing chores, but I am pleased to report that we have done very little all day!
In summary, having done laundry and admin resupply duties yesterday all we needed to do was to collect one further parcel that had annoyingly arrived at Shelter Cove last night after we had left there. Options for transportation were limited – we tried to blag a lift, but offers didn’t materialise. Instead of heading for the highway to hitch we rented a small motor boat.
It took about 30 minutes to cross the lake, viewing mostly the dense pine trees surrounding the water and a few snowy peaks. Some small fishing boats were also out. Once we arrived at Shelter Cove we sat eating ice cream chatting with Dan and a few other hikers. One girl had been stung yesterday on her eye by a mosquito and looked like she had just gone 9 rounds with Mike Tyson! The swelling was really bad. She was coming off trail to go and see a doctor. Those mosquitos are sneaky little s*%ts!
This evening we have slowly witnessed the weather starting to turn. The lake looks very choppy, the grey clouds are looming. All I can think as we re-pack our bags is ‘I hope this blows over’!