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bridge out
rocky
washed out
4 months ago

Lots of ATVs and really loud.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Great spot. Easy backpacking trip. Will be going back.

on Loon Creek Trail

hiking
bridge out
no shade
rocky
5 months ago

Loud and overcrowded with fishermen.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
washed out
5 months ago

Trail is difficult to find. The start is washed out. The road up is treacherous (would not recommend without a very sturdy 4 wheel drive). Easy to get lost as trail isn’t kept very well. No shade. Lots of atv activity. Lots of fisherman not catching fish in a small creek. I wouldn’t do it again but the fresh air for a day was nice.

backpacking
8 months ago

This is a super cool trail. It is flat the hole way and bridges are made so their are no creek crossings. I used this trail with my brother and dad in late October. The trail was clean and in good condition. The first set of hot springs are small and has a little cabin with with a fire pit that made a perfect place to camp. The second ones are much larger and caves into the bank with hot water that waterfalls into the pool. Their is another one down the trail a ways that has a really big waterfall into a pool. Please note before you use this trail, the trail is full of bear crap and large wolf tracks followed the trail for about half a mile. The trail was also packed with elk tracks past the 5 mile mark. The trail also shows sign of people from the past. I found a chipped obsidian arrowhead and a 1940’s style fishing sinker along the bank of the creek. It is a really cool trail with a lot of history

I didn't already see a trail to Cathedral Lake marked on here, so I figured I would make one. It's about 4 miles from the Bighorn Crags campground. I don't believe the hike is terribly difficult, but a moderate rating would probably be best. The lake itself is not one the the better lakes in the area - there are usually a lot of mosquitoes and the edges of the lake can be a bit marshy if I remember correctly. I believe there is a small stream running into the lake, as well as plenty of area for tents and camping. You can either side-hill the hike down into the lake, or if you know where the lake is directly north-east from the trail you can head directly down the mountain to the lake, but I believe that path is not marked and is fairly steep. I am going there in 2 days so I will update the review with my findings and some pictures.

This area sports some amazingly clear lakes and fine ridges with a view like none other. In this time of August the mosquito population was quite managable and not very problematic. Fishing was quite fine at the Terrace Lakes and Ship Island Lake which is a must if traveling to that area. A Slight wind picks up in the late afternoon but nothing to fret over. A must see destination for the outdoor entusiest.

paddle sports
Tue Jun 05 1990

This is an outstanding river trip. I floated it twice and would do it again in an heartbeat.

paddle sports
Tue May 09 1978

White water rafted the Main Salmon river twice and it's an amazing whitewater rafting experience. 1st fime was on a commercial and the 2nd I was an oarsman on the support raft.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Fri Sep 15 2017

hiking
Sun May 31 2015

hiking
Fri May 22 2015