North American trail marks are sometimes called “ducks” or “duckies”, because they sometimes have a “beak” pointing in the direction of the route.
The hike to Shalor Lake started out as a nice dirt path up the hill. But once we reached the top the hike down to the lake was mostly granite rock. We had to rely entirely on ducks to find the trail. (Ducks are rocks piled at least three high to mark a trail.)
It became a game to see who could spot the next duck. I think Kari won because she had no problem finding her way down to the lake!
A BIG thank you to all the hikers that came before us on this trail to take the time to make these ducks.