DISTANCE
20.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8,129 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wildlife

rocky

backpacking
7 months ago

This was a challenging hike as I haven't been on a long hike in quite awhile. Also my kit was heavy, I was carrying a lot of water because I wasn't sure of access to water. Once I confirmed water sources I got rid of the extra water and lightened my load considerably. Pack enough water to get you to Hutch's Pool. Once there you can top off and drink your fill. The area around there has some good camp sites as well. Make sure to top off as the next water source isn't until you get to the top and hike down to Ski Valley.