DISTANCE
15.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,385 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

We hiked into George Lake from the Big Lake Trailhead. I have camped at Washington Ponds a number of times and always wanted to visit George Lake. The hike on the PCT is interesting since you walk through a variety of burned areas. The segment from the PCT to George Lake was very challenging. We used a GPS with coordinates we got from LatLong.net which helped. We headed in a bit too far west and came up high on the ridge. We hiked back out from farther east lower on the ridge that separates the lake from the PCT. Never found any trails in the area. Considerable burn and blow down damage in the area. We did find the lake very nice with several good campsites on the west side of the lake.