My boss told me about a small lake he hiked to that I'd never heard of despite being in my backyard. Since the wife was working and the kid was back in school, I decided to go check it out. I looked up directions on my GPS. Armed with those, a vague description of how to get there from my boss, and a daypack, I headed out. I wanted to visit this lake before the rainy season hits because there is a somewhat formidable stream crossing that should not be attempted in high water. After crossing the creek, the road continued winding up the mountain for a few miles. It finally came to a dead end with zero trail markers. This was my only clue that I was in the right place... To the left of the sign, the trail could be seen leading into the forest. I slipped on the Czech M60 and took off. The trail is only 1.5 miles round trip, but gains almost 500 feet of elevation. Onward and upward... And upward... One of the views from the trail... In sight! Calling it a lake is a bit of a stretch. It is a 3 acre pond, roughly 50 feet deep, but it is beautiful! I hiked around the lake to look for camp spots. Unfortunately there is very little flat land. Hammock would be about the only choice. There was a couple spots that could fit a small tent, but they weren't ideal. My only regret is that I did not bring a fishing kit. There were fish jumping all over the place! Oh well... good excuse to visit again! Anyway, that's about it. I hung out for a little while, then hiked back out dreaming about the giant trout in the bottom of Miller Lake. Thanks for coming along!