This was a day of miss-steps. Hiked the Oregon Skyline alternative today so I could stop at Shelter Cove. First up, Little Steps said the trail starts west of the road. We hiked a half mile in the wrong direction before realizing it. Next, at a trail junction, I went straight instead of turning left because the sign said "horse trail". Wrong, we ended up on a different trail leading to the road. Probably should have just hiked the road but I went back and turned at the horse trail sign getting us back on track. Hiking into Crescent Lake campground where we scored trail magic. I had two large P&B sandwiches and another for the road, along with an orange, banana, and some chocolate and mac-n-cheese. Then on the way back to the trail I missed the turn off the road again and we hiked another mile around Crescent Lake before I realized my mistake. That's three backtracks today. LOL
I left Little Steps to make Shelter Cove before 7pm but because of special Labor Day hours they were already closed. Met Flagman and cooked a dinner from the hiker box on the campfire because I couldn't get to my resupply box and food. Slept on the deck by the lake and looking forward to some hot breakfast in the morning.