DISTANCE
17.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2736 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

backpacking
6 months ago

This was an amazing trip! It's high altitude (9800 feet), so expect a few breaks on your way up if you're backpacking in. The views are completely stunning; I uploaded a few photos. The fishing is also pretty good. I caught several brook trout using a yellow rooster tail.
Definitely one of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. I ended up spending two nights in a hammock up there. The nights get below freezing in October...so wear clothes.