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TR-Green Creek - East Lake - Return Creek loop -7-5-12

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TR-Green Creek - East Lake - Return Creek loop -7-5-12

Postby overheadx2 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:50 pm

I'm relatively new and hope to use this in the future, so I'll try and give a descent TR.
Took my Niece on a short (17 mile) loop up green creak to East Lake over Summit Lake to Return Creek then over Virginia pass to Green Creek. Great fishing at each lake we tried (East, Hoover and Return Creek) with nice relatively good ones found at East Lake. I'm a modified Tenkara guy so most fish caught were on a fly.

Great hike for beginner or kids with great fishing and 2 low passes (10,200' and 10,500') in the loop with a very short distance and no one around past the pass. Great campsite at the peninsula at East Lake as well as the trail junction to Return Creek and another great site up return creek in the meadow below Return Lake. The trail over Virginia pass is unmaintained, but still very good. The trail to Virginia pass can be found off of the spur trail to west lake on the north side of Green Lake.

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Re: TR-Green Creek - East Lake - Return Creek loop -7-5-12

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Thanks for the 411 on the area Overheadx2.
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