Photos of Elk Lake via Thomas Lake Trail

Distance: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,125 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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bugs
3 months ago

Beautiful mountain meadows with wild flowers and quaint streams, which are intensely infested with mosquitoes (see photos for proof). The hike past Thomas Lake was nice and well-covered in some old growth trees with tolerable bug levels. Getting up to East Crater the bugs increased in density until we neared Junction Lake at which point we decided to turn back despite plans to stay the night in the wilderness.

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