backpacking
3 months ago

We took this trail all the way to Patterson lake. It was beautiful and pretty easy to the basin. After the basin, you start to climb and although just 3.5ish miles more to Patterson, it was pretty tuff for some in our group. The lake is definitely worth the effort. The camp sites are so nicely arranged and well thought out. The climb isn’t horrible , but with weight it is hard. We had very fit people in our group who were breathing hard. I don’t think I would want to day hike this. Not to Patterson, anyway, But can’t wait to come back. We did catch some fish in Patterson, but unlike when I was here as a child, they were not really biting too much. Parking lot was very nice as well with lots of room for multiple cars.