Caribou Lakes – Trinity Alps

Caribou Basin 3-5 nights

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Crossing South Fork Salmon River at start of Caribou Lakes Trail (fill up on water)

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Crossing South Fork Salmon River at start of Caribou Lakes Trail (fill up on water)

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View of the South Fork Salmon River drainage from Caribou Lakes Trail

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View of the Caribou Basin from Caribou Lakes Trail

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Descending into Snowslide Lake on Caribou Lake Trail

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Snowslide and Lower Caribou Lake from Caribou Lakes Trail (smoke from wildfire)

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Snowslide Lake

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Snowslide Lake and headwall

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Snowslide Lake

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Camping at Snowslide Lake

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Camping at Snowslide Lake

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View of Lower Caribou Lake from trail to Upper Caribou Lake

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View of Lower and Middle Caribou Lakes from trail to Upper Caribou Lake

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Trail to Upper Caribou Lake

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Trail to Upper Caribou Lake

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Trail to Upper Caribou Lake

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Pond near Upper Caribou Lake

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Upper Caribou Lake looking toward Caribou Scramble

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Upper Caribou Lake

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Upper Caribou Lake

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Campsite at Upper Caribou Lake

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Trail around Upper Caribou Lake

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Upper Caribou Lake looking toward outlet

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Upper Caribou Lake looking toward outlet

 

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Meadows near trail to Caribou Scramble

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Upper Caribou Lake sunset

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Camping at Upper Caribou Lake

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Lower Caribou Lake

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Lower Caribou Lake

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Granite slab on Lower Caribou Lake

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Lower Caribou Lake

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Sunset hammock on Lower Caribou Lake

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Sunset hammock on Lower Caribou Lake

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Hiking out of Caribou Basin

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Hiking out of Caribou Basin looking toward Cesear Peak

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Hiking out of Caribou Basin

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Brown’s Meadows Creek

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Brown’s Meadows

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Camping at Brown’s Meadows

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Brown’s Meadows

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Campsite at Brown’s Meadows

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Hiking out on the New Caribou Trail looking toward Coffee Creek drainage

Kidder Creek to Shelly Fork

  • 60 miles of isolated trekking exploring most of the Marble Mountains
  1. Kidder Creek Trail #5545
  2. Pacific Crest Trail to Four Corners near Marble Rim
  3. Kelsey National Recreation Trail to Cuddihy Lakes
  4. Bridge Creek Trail #5816 south to Wooley Creek Trail #5832 heading northeast
  5. Big Meadows Trail #5411 south to North Fork Trail #5405 east
  6. Right Hand Fork Trail #5401 east to Shelly Fork Trail #5527
  7. End at Shelley Fork Trailhead

High & Sugar Lakes – Russian Wilderness

  • Forest Service Road 41N14, turn left and go 3 miles for Sugar Creek Trail
  • Faint trail to Sugar Lake, not well-marked, recreation is not promoted to protect the botanical diversty of the area
  • 4+ miles from Sugar Creek Trailhead to High Lake, no trail from Sugar Lake
  • Second highest lake in Russian Wilderness after Josephine Lake
  • Brown and rainbow trout

From the Sugar Creek Trailhead:

  • @ 1.5 miles, turn off to South Sugar Lake Trail = 1.5 miles to South Sugar Lake
  • @ 3 miles to Sugar Lake (4800-5900 feet)
    • 2.5 acres, 6 feet deep, 5900 feet elevation, rainbow trout
  • @ 1+ miles from Sugar Lake, follow inlet creek northwest to ridge between Sugar and Little Duck Lakes, the contour south for 1.8 mile

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