Encountered deep snow....several feet.... from mile 2.3 all the way to the lookout tower. Lake was almost entirely frozen over. Made the arduous trek through the spring condition snow only falling through a dozen times or so. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The views from the top are some of the best in the Selkirks. All in all an epic day!

It was a awesome hike and has great views did not have any hikers on trail other vehicles when we parked on a Saturday which thought was strange but after mile 3 we understood why...trailhead 6 is nine miles total and not a walk in the park for Texans who picked the wrong trail it is a climb! app says moderate I beg to differ. we finally saw people coming from another trail which evidently is much easier so don't confuse trail 6 with the other trail that starts at pack river.

Beautiful hike! The last mile is the steepest, but still intermediate. Lake is beautiful and has plenty of trout. The hike to the lookout was about 2 miles in and back from the lake, and views from the ridge are amazing.

beautiful hike!! very long drive to get to trail head

hiking
10 months ago

In late July, I did some trail maintenance with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association on Crowell Ridge. On the day we went the sky was smoke free and the only thing blocking our view were mountains. Black moss hang from the mountain hemlocks and when the sun shines on the trees the dark colors of the trees and the cobalt blue sky gives this country a unique look. At the lower elevations massive bolet mushrooms sprout. We saw a snowshoe hair still sporting his white socks. What the Salmo Priest Wilderness lacks in sky-scraping peaks and glaciers it makes up for in solitude and wildlife. Take note, It’s a long bumpy drive to the trailhead.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
11 months ago

This was more difficult than I anticipated. The road to get there is also only open a few months a year. I was very glad I had trekking poles and gloves for the steep hills and many large rocks I had to walk on, often along the edge of a steep incline. it also seems that there are so many false ands, where you think you are there only for another ridge to emerge as you crest what you thought was the summit. The views are absolutely breathtaking however. There are sections where I could find a trail, but many sections where I couldn't and had to make one up. This is probably a bit dangerous in grizzly country, especially in the thicker bush in the first part of the hike. In retrospect I should have waited and gone with a friend.

hiking
over grown
11 months ago

WICKED FUN!!!!! Lost my leatherman on the trail, if someone finds it, please call me at 705 920 9679

backpacking
Thu Aug 09 2018

My husband and I backpacked into West Fork Lake this last weekend for 3 days! We camped at the lake and we also hiked up the ridge to the fire tower! Incredible views. The tower is unstable, do not climb it. It would have been cool to go up top, but the bottom steps were all torn out. Flies and mosquitoes were bad, but Sawyer bug lotion seemed to work. I think I only had two bites! So quiet and perfect up there and hope to return in the near future! Worth every moment!

horseback riding
Wed Jul 25 2018

We took horses into Harrison Lake on a day trip a few years back. It was a bit of a grueling ride but very enjoyable for experienced riders or hikers. We used this route as it is closer to home than the pack river road route. Harrison is one of the best lakes I’ve been to. It’s big, it’s beautiful, loved the rocks and trees around the lake , they are spectacular. Saw a big moose.

backpacking
Wed Aug 30 2017

Enjoyed our two night backpacking trip to the lake. Good fishing and even a few local wildlife to watch play. the addition of the bear pole is a nice touch to keep you and your food safe.

hiking
Fri Feb 07 2014

This trail is a out and back or two car, 2 to 3 day hike along a gorgeous ridge. Access is pretty bad from the Sullivan Mountain end and just a little better from the Bear Pasture end. Check with the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station for access problems. There is no water along the trail. I have worked along this trail and you can drop down into some of the basins for water or go further north to Watch and Gypsy Lake (no trail, ridge walking).

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10 months ago

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