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TR: Moose Lake, Bearpaw, Tamarack Lake

Postby RodofJ » Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:33 pm

This is from a couple weeks ago. My dad and I went from Wolverton to Moose Lake, then to Bearpaw Camp via Alta Meadow, day hiked to Tamarack Lake, and then went back home the next day. Mostly because of the uneven terrain off-trail, it ended up being a little bit much for my dad. We hiked pretty slowly, which made the first couple days very long. A great trip, but we put it in the "that was awesome, but we're wouldn't do it again" bin :)

Emerald or Heather lake (not sure):
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Between Pear and Moose. This picture is a bit too small, but you can barely make out the dead tree on the ridge (seems to be a popular aiming point).
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Overlooking Moose Lake.
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Panorama of the lake.

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Morning reflection
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Alta Meadow
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Nice way to end the day:
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Tamarack Lake:
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Sunset the last night from at Bearpaw:
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Re: TR: Moose Lake, Bearpaw, Tamarack Lake

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:55 pm

Thanks for the TR and pictures, nice picture of Moose Lake and Dad. Tablelands is quite pretty and if you hike beyond Moose Lake towards Big Bird Lake the views are quite beautiful, great place to hike by moonlight with all that granite too
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Re: TR: Moose Lake, Bearpaw, Tamarack Lake

Postby rayfound » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:46 pm

Wow, Moose lake sure is picturesque.
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Re: TR: Moose Lake, Bearpaw, Tamarack Lake

Postby cslaght » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:16 am

I did a very similar trip last year with my dad (sans Bearpaw/Tamarack Lake), ... It truly is a beautiful area indeed. Thanks for the TR and the memories!
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Re: TR: Moose Lake, Bearpaw, Tamarack Lake

Postby Trailguru » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:29 pm

Wow.. I did Moose lake back in 2011. Some good memories there! It took us a good portion of the day just going from our camp at Pear lake to finally getting to Moose lake. I can't believe you did this whole trip (Including Tamarack lake in 3 days) How hard was it to get to Alta Meadow from Moose lake? Did you cross country it ... &z=14&t=t2 by going south then west? We looked into possibly doing that but it looked very steep in all directions (but not entirely Un-doable).
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