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backpacked to a base camp and summited mountains in surrounding area

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beautiful hike. Lots of rocks. It's more of a 3 mile in, 3 mile out hike. Crossed 2 creeks and very refreshing. Only disappointment was too many rocks.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

For a moderate hike, especially in distance, this hike paid off with an incredible view and very few people to compete with.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

The trail to Lamphier Lake is just 3 miles up a wide rocky trail. The lake is beautiful. We camped at a smaller lake nearby. From our campsite we hiked to Gunsight Pass for some fabulous mountain vistas. All along the trail was a vast array of flowers and interesting rocks and fossils.
Finding the trail to SquareTop Mt. was a little tricky. We bushwhacked through willows and small streams to the trail. The other route to the summit was along a knife edge ridge...scary looking. The trail is a strenuous climb but worth it. Lots of flowers ...and bugs.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

beautiful the whole way!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spent 2 nights camping at Lamphier Lake. The hike is pretty much uphill all the way from the trailhead, and crosses a creek several times. Parts of the trail are fairly steep and rocky, and a few sections double as a small stream as well. We made the trip with an 8 year old, and she had no difficulties making the journey. On the trip back we had to share parts of the trail with cattle, including a couple of bulls. Aside from the mess they left on the trail and having to complete with them for space at the stream crossings, they were no more than a minor nuisance. The mosquitoes were out in numbers on the trail, both up and back, and around the lake, particularly at dusk. All in all, this was a nice hike and a good place to camp. We stayed during the week and had the place all to ourselves at night, and just a few flyfishermen during the days.

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