Johnsville

3 reviews
backpacking
4 months ago

Backpacked this loop July 2018. I did it with my 14 year old son and his friend. We started at the Smith Lake Trailhead near Gray Eagle Lodge and went towards Long Lake. Our first night was at Wades Lake ~8 mile hike. Wow, the scenery was incredible and we saw very few people. On the way to Smith Lake we swam in Grass Lake - another beautiful alpine lake. We then headed to Smith Lake but made a wrong turn and ended up at the Jamison Campground and had a half mile backtrack to the Smith Lake trail. The Smith Lake trail was a lot of uphill and in the sun. We spent the second night at Smith and then headed back to the truck Sunday morning.