Middle Cloud Peak Lake via Battle Park Trailhead

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Middle Cloud Peak Lake via Battle Park Trailhead es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 19.7 millas con tráfico moderado localizado cerca de Shell, Wyoming. Tiene un lago y es calificado como difícil. El sendero ofrece una serie de opciones de actividades y es mejor utilizado de julio hasta septiembre.

Distancia: 19.7 miles Desnivel: 3,589 feet Tipo de ruta: Ida y vuelta

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General Route: Battle Park Trailhead,Trail 164, Trail 38, off-trail, then back. Or, Battle Park Trailhead, up and to the west skirting around the edge of Elk Mountain, which takes you down to Grace Lake, and then up and east to Solitude Lake, followed by an off-trail climb up cliffs to the Middle Cloud Peak Lake area.  Finding the actual trail at the trailhead can be difficult, as multiple, well-worn paths head off into the woods. The path soon becomes easier, as all the little trails merge and begin the uphill climb to the first, big park area. There is no actual lake here, though my map showed one. I think there may be a periodic marsh. The park goes on forever, undulating. Going through the park, you descend and cross a creek. Continue down to Grace Lake, and then down even farther to Trail 038/Solitude Trail. Follow Solitude Trail upriver until you cross the southern edge of Solitude Lake, then go to the western rock pile and climb up to Middle Cloud Peak Lake, or, alternatively, follow Tr 038 until you see a waterfall with use-trail (steeper option) that leads to the same place. Return your discretion.

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Tue Jul 10 2018

Finding the actual trail at the trailhead was remarkably difficult for me, as multiple, well-worn paths head off into the woods and I was rushed. I elected for one that looked right, but wasn't, and I wandered past a cabin that I think was used for backcountry stuff by the USFS, as it had water and a little corral. Coming back, I'd also take a wrong turn, follow a great path that petered out into nothing, and end up going by the same cabin, re-orienting myself. Weird place. The path soon becomes easier, as all the little trails merge and begin the uphill climb to the first, big park area, which, IIRC, is around mile 1. There is no actual lake here, though my map showed one. I think there may be a periodic marsh. The park goes on forever, undulating, and a trail that heads off the the east-northeast on my map toward the Bomber Peak/Mistymoon area. I wanted to do a loop and come back on this trail, but par for the course, that trail never became apparent. I think that I may have spotted it on what I though was an outfitter's trail about a mile off of where the old USGS maps said it should be. Going through the park, you descend and cross a creek—my phone beeped! Oops, there's 4G with Verizon if you forget to turn your phone off. Continue down to Grace Lake, and then down even farther to Trail 038/Solitude Trail. Follow Solitude Trail upriver until you cross the southern edge of Solitude Lake, then go to the western rock pile and climb up to Middle Cloud Peak Lake, or, alternatively, follow Tr 038 until you see a waterfall with use-trail (steeper option) that leads to the same place. Return your discretion.

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Tue Jul 10 2018