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Desolation: Barrett Lake Trail

Postby rrivera » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:03 pm

I wanted to see if anyone has been up to the Wrights Lake area in Desolation in the last week or two? I know the lots at Wrights Lake are closed and I am planning an overnight trip in the Lawrence/Top Lake area next weekend. I saw the following post from about a month ago - http://highsierratopix.com/community/vi ... 16&t=10896 & I'm also wondering if it's okay to leave a car parked overnight outside the gate….I'm assuming yes.

I will call the ranger station this week but was looking for some firsthand experience.

Thanks!



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Re: Desolation: Barrett Lake Trail

Postby maiathebee » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:09 am

"The closure of Wrights Lake due to downed trees adds almost 1 mile, each way, to hikes from Twin Lakes trailhead (hiking from parking lot outside Wrights Lake gate). Several downed trees near beginning of trail, clear until after trail starts to climb toward Grouse Lake outlet creek, then numerous large trees across trail requiring significant climbing or bushwacking to get over or around. Trail becomes very indistinct on approach to Grouse Lake outlet creek."

Looks like you can just park a bit out and walk in no problem. See http://desowv.org/trail-conditions

Still a good idea to call, though. And let us know what you find when you get back :)
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Re: Desolation: Barrett Lake Trail

Postby maiathebee » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:14 am

Text is about the Twin Lakes trail, but describes the parking situation...
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