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    is the road to the trailhead still open? I know they close it once the weather turns then it is closed til spring.

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    It will be steep and technical! It was still pretty snowy in mid June because the elevation is so high. It's crazy how you can pass so many hundreds on the trail then be the only one all the way at the lake! I planned 3 hours to make the climb then set up camp. It took over four and was dark as I reached the lake. Take a fishing rod with spinners (light colored jake's).

    Monday, March 07, 2016

    I hiked this trail at the beginning of March and it is worth it, but prepare for snow. I went straight up the ridge instead of looping around the backside. It was probably for the better because I got the idea that there was way to much snow on the normal trail. There is extremely deep snow at the top, but most of the way up it is dry (on the ridge south of the summit)

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    I thought this area was absolutely breathtaking. According to the registry, I was the only one on the trail today. It's getting cold up there, it actually started snowing as I was climbing down, just glad it didn't start to stick to much. I brought the fly rod with my but didn't have much time to fish because it was getting so late. I can't wait to get back on this trail and see all the surrounding lakes.

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    The water level in White Pine Lake is currently very low in late summer. I haven't seen it full, but I imagine it would be 2 or 3 times as big. I would definitely recommend bring a fishing rod, and if you don't mind hiking down in the dark fish through sunset because the fish get extremely active. I can't wait to head back up next year to see the lake when it is full. This would be a great spot for an overnight campout. The trail was extremely beautiful and well maintained, a very mellow trail until the very end. The last climb to the lake will really wear you out but I can't imagine a better reward.

    Tuesday, September 08, 2015

    We hiked did this trail in two days, setting up camp near the descent to Jardine. We really enjoyed it. I felt like it was fairly easy because of how mild the elevation gain is. Luckily we had a cloudy day but parts of this hike can get hot in the sun. We really had a great time reading through the registry and just feeling the power of Jardine. Not much water on the trail in September, just a small spring about 4 miles in. If camping, pack as much water as you will need.

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    It's a great trail I just wish it didn't take so long to get there. Silver lake flat is drained right now and under construction but you can still get to the trailhead. The trail is a steady climb that gets steeper as you get closer to the lake. The second half of the hike (most of the switchbacks) don't have much shade, but luckily there are stream crossings where you can cool down. I didn't have much luck fishing even though I could see hundreds of fish. Watch out for wildlife! I saw a deer on the trail and even walked right up to a moose before it swam across the lake! Lots of people were heading up to camp but I didn't see many good places to camp, and it's too bad fires aren't allowed.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015

    This was an amazing hike. Trail is well maintained and easy to follow. Not quite "difficult" but the incline never lets up. Definitely worth bringing your fishing pole- caught a few beautiful cutthroats. This would be a wonderful short overnighter, although it does get pretty cold at night. The lake is incredibly beautiful. I didn't get the chance to hike up to the upper lakes but I would recommend you do, they are not much farther.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015