The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness is southeast of the town of John Day, in central Oregon. It is relatively thickly forested for this part of Oregon - east of the Cascades - and has a number of lakes. For this four-day / three night trip, I hiked in 1.2 miles with David Koskamp late Thursday evening to Strawberry Lake, and another mile or so more around the lake to find a campsite. On Friday we dayhiked to Slide Lake and a ridge above High Lake. On Saturday, we hiked up Strawberry Mountains, 9035 feet. Then out on Sunday.
David and his dog Kodi negotiate the crossing of Strawberry Lake's northern outlet.
Kodi loved the snow.
Slide Creek waterfall
High Lake. We didn't hike down to it because thunderstorms were approaching.
Trail scenes on the way back from Slide Lake
The view across Strawberry Lake from our camp
Kodi still liked the snow
Two views of Little Strawberry Lake
The backdrop behind Little Strawberry Lake
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