Photos of Scudder Lake

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 590 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 month ago

I passed Scudder on my way up to Four Lakes. Trail is great to get there. Definitely have more downhill descent on the way in, and then make up for it on the way out. I’m sure it used to be more beautiful, but as of last year it’s surrounded by a burn scar from a late 2018 wildfire, so while it’s shaded getting in, there’s not much shade at the lake itself. The trail is covered in a soft, fine ash, so prepare to get dirty quick. You can see where ash flows are happening due to snow melt and rain moving it. The trail closer to the lake and the area around the lake has several charred trees and logs, with new growth only just beginning. Makes for an interesting experience hiking through it...

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