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McConnell Lakes trail in Desolation Wilderness Area

Postby wanderin.jack » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:25 pm

I'm looking for a little beta on the unmaintained McConnell Lakes trail and Highland Lake trail in Desolation Wilderness Area. I tried to find the McConnell Lake from Leland Lakes a few years ago and couldn't find it. Has anyone walked that lately? Is there a sign for the trail at Camper Flat? Was going to take another shot at it in a few weeks from that direction.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: McConnell Lakes trail in Desolation Wilderness Area

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:31 pm

Hi Jack,

Welcome to HST! Have you tried the "search" feature there are some TR's to the area:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7908&p=70382&hilit=McConnell+Lakes#p70382
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5487&p=36244&hilit=+Highland+Lake#p34487
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Re: McConnell Lakes trail in Desolation Wilderness Area

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:33 pm

I was in that area in the late 90's and, most recently, in 2005. So far as I could tell, there are just a few segments of a use trail still visible, so it should be regarded as an off trail route for the purposes of trip planning.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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McConnell Lakes trail in Desolation Wilderness Area

Postby wanderin.jack » Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:25 pm

Thanks folks. I'll take a swing at this soon and report back.
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Re: McConnell Lakes trail in Desolation Wilderness Area

Postby wanderin.jack » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:13 am

I did this loop over July 4th weekend 2014 and found it quite easy to follow. No snow and plenty of ducks.
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