Border Route --Loon Lake to Rose Cliffs
We drove up and parked along Loon Lake, making the brief hike up the Brice-Breon trail that runs for some length along the lake. The short trip became interesting when we missed the campsite (we found out on the last day that the side trail to the site was behind a big tree that we both missed in our eagerness to begin). So we ended up a little confused when we found a stone fire pit and mossy ground to pitch a tent but no typical fire grate. We assumed that since we were not yet in the BWCA, perhaps this was the campsite, and we made camp as if it were. It ended up serving the purpose just fine. We had a brief hail storm after setting up camp, but otherwise a pretty uneventful opening day.
Distance hiked: 0.8 miles