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TR: Wishon Lake to Portal Lake (2010)

Postby nsmeier » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Trip Report for Wishon Lake to Portal Lake (43 miles)
July 8-13, 2010

Day 1: Wishon Trailhead to Chimney lake: 8 miles
Day 2: Chimney Lake to Portal Lake: 12 miles
Days 3 & 4: Day Hiking
Day 5: Portal Lake to Large Meadow: 12 miles
Day 6: Large Meadow to Wishon Lake: 11 miles

We had originally planned to do a large loop going over Mt. Reinstein Pass down to Lake 10232, over Finger Peak pass, then down Blue Canyon, and out again along Crown Valley. After getting to Portal Lake we changed plans and did day hikes there, heading back more or less the way we came. This had been quite a wet winter, so there was lots of snow and water, and then mosquitoes.

For full report with pictures go to: ... rtal-lake/

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Re: TR: Wishon Lake to Portal Lake (2010)

Postby rlown » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:01 pm

Never been there, but loved the report and pics!. I so hate skeeters..
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Re: TR: Wishon Lake to Portal Lake (2010)

Postby Jimr » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:23 pm

I love that area. I went there in 1989. We dropped a car off at roads end, then my parents picked us up and drove us to Wishon. We hiked 7 hours to Half Moon Lk. then up to Portal, then Pearl Lk. Great fishing at Pearl for stout golden/rainbow hybrids. We went over Finger Col. down to the lowest lake on Goddard creek, down Goddard Creek to Simpson Meadow and out over the Bitc* to Road's end. Your pics make me want to go back and explore the portal lk. area in an out and back trip.
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