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PCT: Echo Lake to Squaw Valley is a 46.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Echo Lake, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 46.3 mi Elevation gain 8,215 ft Route type Point to Point

Dog friendly

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Snow

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Note: The term squaw is considered universally offensive by Indigenous groups in America due to its use for hundreds of years in a derogatory context. Indigenous activists have continued to work both locally and in more general educational efforts, to rename the locations across North America that contain the slur, as well as to eliminate the slur from the lexicon in general. See here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaw#Efforts_to_rename_placenames_and_terms_with_squaw_in_them

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Melanie Bomar
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We actually did a loop. Echo Lake TH up the PCT over to Mosquito Pass through the valley by Rubicon River, up Velma Lakes trail to reconnect to the PCT, South on the PCT over Dick's Pass back to Echo Lake TH. Very beautiful lakes and rivers. But LOTS of mosquitos. we came back a day early because of them. bring deer, head net, any repellent for camp. They are ok at lunch (except te Rubicon River Valley where it is best to just keep moving), but 4pm to sundown (and in some places after sunset) it is bad. I would love to know when bugs are gone so I can explore more of the area! Also there is still a snow traverse on the north side of Dick's Pass. It is challenging but not scary. Just follow this app and footprints.

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