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Re: Agnew Meadow trails

Postby ajiacs » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:37 am

I am looking to take a similar loop as the original poster and had a question on the route. I am going to start at Agnew Meadows and head to Thousand Island Lake via the High Trail. Is this possible to complete in one day for a novice backpacker (with weekly day hikes of 6-8 miles and a few warmup backpacking trips as preparation)? If not, are there decent places to camp along the High Trail between Agnew Meadows and 1000 Isl Lake? Thanks in advance for any help!



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Re: Agnew Meadow trails

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:55 am

The High Trail is 1500 ft climb in 7.8 miles, but with an early start you should have no
problems making it to 1000 Is Lake even if you take your time and enjoy the great views.
Bagger Lakes is 1.6 from 1000 Is Lake if for some reason you got a late start and you
need a lake to camp at, but the days are long enough with light till 9 pm.
Also there are places along the way on the High Trail that has water, so finding a spot
to sleep is not a big deal.
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Agnew Meadow trails

Postby ajiacs » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:17 pm

Excellent, thanks for the help. It's good to know that there are places to crash if we have a slow first day on the trail.
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Re: Agnew Meadow trails

Postby maverick » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:21 pm

Oh, and welcome to HST Ajiacs!
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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