Photos of Russian Wilderness Loop

Distance: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet Route Type: Loop

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2 months ago

Backpacked in to Hogan Lake with the plan to possibly scramble to Big Blue and complete the circuit. The scramble from Hogan to Big Blue is really steep and since I was alone and had no cell service to call for help if I got hurt I decided to just spend the night at Hogan and pack out the way I came the next day. The trail from the trailhead to Taylor Lake is easy and the up to Hogan is intermediate but nothing crazy. Had a massive black bear visit my campsite that night. Luckily I had hung my food so there was nothing for him except a can of bear spray. He got so close a few times I considered using the bear spray but he left me alone in the end.

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