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hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

The trail up to Missouri Lakes gets five stars in my book, following a stream with cascades and waterfalls to high mountain lakes (with decent fishing). The trail down from Fancy Lake rates four stars as it doesn't follow the stream too closely and is basically a walk in the woods.

on Beaver Lake Trail

hiking
4 days ago

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever experienced! This one has it all - waterfalls, lakes, trees, rocks, some wildlife and wildflowers!

It is pretty steep - almost just as important for the back half of the hike (watch your footing!) as the out half. If it has rained can be pretty muddy and slippery - plan accordingly! The weather went from beautiful to raining in a half hour or so - so TAKE RAIN GEAR! A rain jacket will do you just fine, at least based on what we experienced, although it did get windy as well!

Make sure you have plenty of water and some snacks! My friend and I each had a large hydroflask full of water and that seemed to be plenty for the out and back, but we likely could have used more!

We want to go back & do this as a thru hike with Fancy Pass and camp at the lakes! Cannot wait to hike this again.

Fantastic adventure! Just make sure you check with rangers to see that it's open. I went in June and it was completely snow covered and had to use a topo map to make the loop.

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5 days ago

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8 days ago