Day 6, 6:56 PM - The hidden wonder (presumeably bear-proof)
Return to day page View previous item The dry Southern end of Simpson Meadow Subject at Day 6 The grassier part of Simpson Meadow The enchanted bridge to hidden wonders The hidden wonder Simpson Meadow - Cool oasis in a hot canyon The senseless beauty of nature View next item

This is what I found on the far side of the Bridge of Mystery. It's either a troll's lodge or a supply cabin for the back-country rangers out here. Using my shrewd sense of judgement and rudimentary reading abilities, I determined that this was the little-known "Simpson Meadown Ranger Station." At least, that's what the little sign said. I gather there are bear-proof storage sheds like this one scattered through the backcountry. From the CCC people I learned that some bear had recently gotten into one of these things somehow and vigorously defended it from invasion by a CCC crew cook who ventured in for supplies. It always pays to look first.