Larch Lake via High Camp

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Larch Lake via High Camp is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2791 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Look online for Scottish Lakes High Camp, an outfit that mans a neat small lodge with a smattering of cabins for rent. Originally designed for backcountry skiing, it's a great base camp to get you quickly into Larch Lake. The trail here gains the top of McCue ridge, and then steadily angles down to the shores of Chiwaukum Lake, a large beautiful lake only 3 miles from High camp. The trail continues up along the stream that feeds the lake until you reach the Larch Lake basin. The surrounding mountains have received their first snow, and the lake is now brilliantly lit in fall colors.

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Saturday, October 08, 2011