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Kyle Gordon
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Hiking

Difficult hike with a steep incline in the last mile. However, the views from the top are amazing. 360 degree views at the summit. There are heavy winds along the ridge and above tree line the trail is very rocky with some rock scrambling towards the summit. At the top you feel accomplished and would definitely recommend this hike!

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Manasa Anil
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HikingGreat!Off trailRockyScramble

beautiful hike! gradual elevation gain. covered Teresa lake and headed to the glacier. spotted some folks scrambling all over. if you look carefully, there's a trail to the glacier even amidst the rocks. yes, the last about a mile is Rocky, so just wear comfortable shoes. nothing you can't do. I spotted some folks stop midway, trust me it's worth the view take your time and March right on:)

Ally Jaycox Coffman
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HikingNo shadeRockySnow
Andrew Gifford
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Hiking

Nice casual hike to enjoy some of the scenery of Great Basin. You make it up to the Glacier where you can expect plenty of wind and chill, but not too bad. I was fine in a t shirt, but a windbreaker would be nice. Be ready for plenty of rocks over the last .75 miles before the end point

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Zach Gerndt
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Hiking

Trail is well traveled with great views the whole way! The last half mile is a little rocky but worth the reward of seeing the glacier at the end. Definitely worth checking out if you’re in Great Basin!

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Chad Welch
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Easy hike with a nice overlook.

Chad Welch
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Bird Watching

Easy hike just under 3 miles each direction. Good scenery and a fair amount of birds early in the morning.

Chad Welch
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Hiking

The original trailhead was part of a fire and subsequent flood, so park about a mile before just before the trailhead and start in. Take lots of water and start early. We left around 10:00AM and it was almost unbearably got by the time we were done. There isn't much shade because of the fire. The views leading up to and at the arch were spectacular! It was definitely worth the effort to continue past the bench to sit inside the arch.

Robert Siple
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RockyScrambleSnow

Hiked this on june 27 th 20. great hike. to the glacier... also hiked to the 2 lakes also. temps in the 60s and 70s diring the day. low 40s at night. nice people on the trail. stayed in Ely. nice little town.

Kiki Laca
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Hiking

My friends have accused me of being a “Sierra Snob” (I live in the Sierras and hike there weekly) so take my review as you will... for me, the most exciting part of this hike was hitting over 13,000’ for elevation. The hike was not particularly scenic on the way up, and most of it was rocky scree. I have hiked on plenty of scree and talus, but usually with a better payoff in terms of scenery and sweeping vistas. Our group included my six year old son - he summitted, so if you are motivated, you can make it! As others have said, snow obscured the trail near the top and you must scramble to the top. It felt pretty secure though, and we never felt it was dangerous. We did not feel the effects of altitude, and we usually hike around 9,000’ for reference. The wind in Baker was around 6-8mph and high of 90 degrees, and at the top it was breezy but nothing terrible. We brought plenty of layers, just in case, but ended up staying in long sleeve shirts all day. After mounting disappointment looking out at windmills, brown desert, and distant mountain ranges, I was pleasantly surprised when we reached the top. In one direction (yes, in direction only) there is a truly beautiful view of other peaks in the range dotted with snow and rocky outcrops. This was a bucket list hike, but I won’t be doing it again.

Kiki Laca
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Hiking

Well, it’s the only way to get to the most highly rated hikes in this park, which automatically earns it some stars... but honestly it’s just the road up to the trailheads. The views are mostly desert and distant mountain ranges. There is a lot of elevation gain in a short time and the road is very windy.

Clisby White
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(Aug 2018) The bristlecone pines were the highlight of the trip for me. Amazing to see these ancient trees still going strong at 10K of elevation. Took some really cool photos of them and headed back down. Trail was rocky and steep in some places but nothing too rough.

Lauren Larsen
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HikingRockySnow

I would recommend this trail for all hikers. It’s not too long with some amazing views of the mountain summit and the valley below. It is very rocky, so wear comfortable shoes in good condition.

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Daniel Satterfield
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HikingRocky

This is a fairly good hike with plenty of stellar views. The trail is well marked, even on the steeper talus approaching the summit. The first half of the hike is very gentle and pleasant before gaining altitude quickly. I wish I had all good things to say, but the wind was gnaaaarly. A ways above the timber line, the trail flattens out and the wind becomes punishing. At least 55-60mph with some cat 1 hurricane-style gusts that almost knocked me off of my feet a few times. Ascending, it wasn't such a big deal because I was excited to reach the peak. Descending was far worse as the wind was stronger and continued until you're back in the trees. Maybe you're into that sort of thing, but I found myself more focused on not blowing away rather than enjoying myself. Many of the groups I chatted with on the way never made it to the peak, assuming they dipped after dealing with the wind. This is worth hiking, no question, but I probably won't do it again. There's still a snow patch just below the summit, but there are plenty of sturdy, large rocks to get hand- and footholds.

Anka Plesoianu
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HikingIcyMuddyRockyScrambleSnow

Amazing trail! Get her done !

Peak Bagger
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Backpacking

Couple friends and I tackled the Baker Laker trail the last weekend of June and I'm shoced at the lack of action on this trail. It's excellent. As many folks have already indicated, it is more moderate than difficult. Very gradual 2600ft climb. Plenty of water on the trail. Most of the trail is under the shade of trees, very few exposed sections. We setup camp on the right side of the lake. There were a few established spots. Did some trout fishing. Wish i would've packed a hammock. We only saw 4 people over two days so if seclusion is your thing, this is your trail. It's also a primo launch site for bagging Pyramid/Baker/Wheeler Peaks. Minimal bug action. Very surprised this trial doesnt get more love but she's a beauty. Doable as a day hike but i'd suggest tossing on a pack for a night or two. One of the best campsites i've called home for a night.

Ken Kuehne
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HikingRockySnow

A very enjoyable trail, with a view of an actual glacier and some multiple thousand year old Bristlecone Pines as the highlight. Trail was in decent condition, and not too steep. The area near the glacier is very rocky, so be careful with your footing. There were also some minor snowfields to cross. The views of the lake are pretty nice, and you get plenty of peeks at Wheeler Peak through breaks in the trees. Trail is mostly shaded except for some meadows and at the higher elevations. Overall, I enjoyed it, and I'll do it again in the future, bringing my good camera for some great scenery shots.

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