Photos of Spade Lake and Venus Lake via Waptus River Trail

Distance: 26.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,892 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 month ago

did this as an aggressive 1 nighter. made base camp 6 miles in on a friday night by the river and then did the entire rest of the trip starting the next day to get back to the TH by midnight. I'd recommend doing this as a 2 nighter. the trail is fun and the views keep getting better and better as you progress through the valley and up the mountain to the lakes. There is at least 1 large black bear prowling around by the river but it ran off as soon as it saw us. All the bridges over the river are out so we took off our shoes and socks and forded the waters. bit chilly and slippery but certainly doable.

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