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Very bad directions to get there. The GPS takes you to roads that haven’t been traveled in ages so unless you know the area and alternate routes it’s hard to find.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

I followed the trail pretty much exactly as shown. I wanted to climp Wilson peak on day 2, but it got stormy. I completed the loop in 2.5 days (2 nights). I camped at farmers lake on the first night and at tungsten lake on the second. The trail is pretty much flat most of the way, but when it gets steep it gets VERY steep. The trail is flooded in some places and VERY hard to follow in others; especially in the northern sections. Even with the cairns everywhere. I was glad for my GPS. There are trees over the trail by the dozens mostly in the southern sections. There are places to camp along almost every section of the trail. There are lots of rivers to ford that are just under knee deep. I would recommend fording sandals if you want to keep your shoes and socks dry. I did it bare foot and it was very painful. There are lots of biting flies and mosquitoes so wear deet. This trail really gives you the feeling that you are off the grid. The country and landscape are breathtaking.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Hit this up on a whim. Beautiful river exposures, lakes, and high altitude. Everything you need in a good mountain trip. Only issue is the always present blood suckers in the early months. Bring long sleeves and spray.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

We stayed at Center Timothy and had the place to ourselves even though there was a scout group in the same basin. I would probably stay at Center Timothy again even though there are a bunch of lakes to choose from. The fishing was amazing and it didn't seem to matter if you we fly fishing or using spinners. There were beautiful brooks and cuts. I also scrambled up and got on top of North and South Timothy Peaks. The view was fantastic.

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hiked to Timothy Lake the first night of a 4 day loop. Enjoyed stopping at a spot on the river, had lunch and soaked my feet in the cool water. Arrived at the first lake early enough that I hiked to all of the lakes nearby. Its a beautiful area just near Kings Peak.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Hiked past this lake on the way to Timothy lakes basin.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hiked to Timothy Lake the first day and explored all the lakes in the drainage.Its a beautiful basin. Climbed Bluebell pass which was very steep with few switchbacks the next day. Camped the next day at Tungston lake above timberline. Climbed Porcupine Pass and Wilson Peak which had great views of Red Castle Lake then camped at Five Point Lake. Explored Doll and Spider lakes and returned the next day to the trailhead. Fun loop

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Access to multiple trails

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This trail starts at Swift Creek Camp ground. Be prepared to climb over a substantial mountain and back down to the creek before you begin the long grade up to the Timothys. I went as far as Grayling Lake and spent the night there. We found no Graylling, but the litlle natives in the lake fought like crazy.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017