Lick Creek Hike, Elk Summit, Shiefer Campground on the South Fork of the Salmon River.
Day 2 began with a quick drive down to the Lick Creek Trailhead where I stopped to hike up to Lick Lake. The GAIA GPS track for the hike is also included to the right. This was a relatively short hike but it was also steep with about 2,000 ft. of elevation gain. It’s a small but pretty lake that’s tucked in among a couple peaks. According to others on the trail it is full of fish!
After the hike I continued driving on FR 340. It was slow going due to the winding and rough road. It took me up Goldman cut and Elk Summit both of which featured a lot of switchbacks. The day started at around 4000 ft, got up to 8600 and by the end of the day got back down to about 3000 ft. I stopped and camped at Shiefer National Forest Campground which is situated along side the South Fork of the Salmon River.