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Lost and Lawrence Lakes Backpack Trip


Monday, June 24, 2013

Just got back from a great weekend backpack to Lawrence Lake with 3 girlfriends, and found our way to another Lost Lake from it (cross-country but just about a quarter mile).
We took the Barrett Lake Jeep Trail from Wright's Lake--maybe 6 miles in- its been closed to Jeeps for over a year due to environmental reasons, but we did see a few jeeps in the first mile or so, but it looks like they were 'officially' in trying to find ways to re-route the trail around meadows, etc. After the first creek crossing, we didn't see any more jeeps. After that, we saw a couple mountain bikers, but no one else until we got to Barrett Lake, which is just outside Desolation Wilderness. Lost and Lawrence are inside the Wilderness, and we had a permit to camp there, which is a good thing, because there were quite a few young men camping out doing guy stuff at Barrett lake (throwing rocks down the cliff, having illegal campfires, etc.) , and we were glad to move on. We had Lawrence Lake all to ourselves, despite being less than a half mile beyond them. And it was beautiful!!


Beautiful views on the trail in


A creek crossing (outlet creek of Barrett Lake)


Barrett Lake


Area where we camped and dined


Finding Lost Lake - fifth one on my Hidden/Lost Lake quest (5 more to go!)


Dining well in the wilderness!

I'm still a little tired today, but I'm looking forward to more backpacks this summer.
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FIT4MEIN2013 6/26/2013 12:49PM

    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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FISHER011 6/25/2013 7:31PM

    Thanks for sharing your adventure & great photos- emoticon

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PHATPAT18 6/24/2013 8:23PM

    Breathtaking!

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PEGTIGER 6/24/2013 6:40PM

    Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a great time.

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ALIHIKES 6/24/2013 3:31PM

    Wow what a beautiful area to backpack and camp! Thanks for sharing the great photos. Glad you were able to get to a secluded peaceful spot for your camp!

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