July 7, 2011

July 7. Going south. Burney to Old Station hot and dry. Going through Lassen Park we had heard crossing of King Creek difficult so we walked Hwy 89 to Summit Lake. The road was still closed after first 10 miles due to snow. Little traffic. Nice walk. Camped at Summit Lake Campground. Hiked cross-country paralleling Summit Creek and crossed King Creek on nice log where the creek is still small. Then walked SW to Corral Crossing on the south side of King Creek and on to Drakesbad. Received warm welcome and much-needed shower at Drakesbad. Creek high at Corral Crossing but log above water at 8 AM. Crossing possible. Trail clear south to Chester.