Looking for a Friday-Monday Backpacking trip From Agnew Mead

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Re: Looking for a Friday-Monday Backpacking trip From Agnew Mead

Post by xshift28x » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:24 am

So when all was said and done, our paperwork for our duck lake trip did not get submitted and we had to acquire walk up passes. We ended up aiming for Ediza, to Thousand Island, back to Ediza and then out. Let's just say as a first time trip it was quite a learning experience. All three of us had overly heavy packs and the trek up to thousand island lake on the second day was brutal and we ended up camping at Garnet Lake. The third day we decided to call it and head back to Agnew Meadows. We ended up taking the unmaintained trail off of the Northeast side of Garnet Lake which hooks up with the river trail at the base of the climb to Shadow Lake. All in all it was a great trip save for the mosquitoes. Definitely will learn to travel lighter and spend some money on a decent pack. Thank you all for your input, it definitely helped on the trip.








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Re: Looking for a Friday-Monday Backpacking trip From Agnew Mead

Post by jburning17 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:31 am

xshift28x:
Can you tell me what the overnight temperature at Garnet was like. Also, what areas of your trip did you find the most mosquitoes? I am heading up that way tomorrow, so that info would really help with getting our strategy set.

Cheers!
Jon
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Re: Looking for a Friday-Monday Backpacking trip From Agnew Mead

Post by xshift28x » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:26 am

jburning17 wrote:xshift28x:
Can you tell me how the overnight temperature at Garnet was like. Also, what areas of your trip did you find the most mosquitoes? I am heading up that way tomorrow, so that info would really help with get our strategy set.

Cheers!
Jon
No problem. Garnet got down to about 40º at night. I didn't really notice it as I slept in a sweatshirt, sweat pants, and a beanie and my northface mummy bag is rated for -15º. Mosquitoes were bad closest to the river and in the brush surrounding the lake or where there was standing water. You will definitely appreciate the views. If you plan on fishing early morning around 6:30-7 would probably be best as the fish were really active on Garnet Lake at this time. Oh and if you plan on taking the unmarked trail to the river trail when leaving be aware that there is a snow pack you must descend which in the early morning was still icy. It was a good 200 ft. and even with poles would be a bit tricky. We ended up climbing down the rocks to get to the bottom.

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Re: Looking for a Friday-Monday Backpacking trip From Agnew Mead

Post by Ikan Mas » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:35 pm

Check out my TR in fishing. It provides some current info on the area.

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