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South Lake to North Lake shuttle 9/7/15

Postby gmiseth » Tue May 05, 2015 6:21 pm

We are backpacking from North Lake to South Lake beginning 9/7. Looking for a ride from South Lake to North Lake on 9/7.

Anybody else doing this trip that we can shuttle from exit to entry with?



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Re: South Lake to North Lake shuttle 9/7/15

Postby maverick » Tue May 05, 2015 6:28 pm

Welcome to HST! Hitching a ride would be pretty easy if you cannot hook up with someone else doing the hike.
Just make a small sign and offer a few $ for gas. If you get the time, and introduction would be nice. :)
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Re: South Lake to North Lake shuttle 9/7/15

Postby LightRanger » Thu May 07, 2015 10:36 am

Buddy and I hitched that in 2013. Took about an hour. Good old boys in the truck with the 5th wheel attachment took us down to the junction after we had hiked down the road for a bit. And then camp caretakers who we had seen and chatted with a few days prior as we were leaving North Lake took us up to our car from the junction. The sign I made (and carried a big paper scrap for) that said "NORTH LAKE $20" did absolutely nothing. We stood underneath the road sign at the junction for a good 40+ minutes before somebody we knew picked us up. So... Be patient if you hitch?

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Re: South Lake to North Lake shuttle 9/7/15

Postby Dave_Ayers » Fri May 08, 2015 10:13 am

gmiseth wrote:We are backpacking from North Lake to South Lake beginning 9/7. Looking for a ride from South Lake to North Lake on 9/7.


I've hitched that route before also, and it took me about an hour to get rides too.

Be aware that they will start re-paving the South Lake parking lots on 9/8 (https://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUME ... 834861.pdf). If you happen to come out a day late, there might not be much traffic on South Lake Road since the lots and boat ramp will be closed, so hitching may be difficult.

You may want to consider adding to your hike and go over to Lake Sabrina via the Tyee Lakes trail. That involves around ~6.5 mi of trail and ~5 mi of road walking to get to the North Lake TH parking lot and you might be able to thumb the road portions. You could stash your packs near South Lake or near the Tyee TH to make things easier. There are bear storage boxes in both places. Then you could come back around with your car to pick up the packs on the way out. If you camp at Long Lake the night before, the total day is perhaps ~14 mi, but all the ~3,000 feet of climbing can be with just a day pack.
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Re: South Lake to North Lake shuttle 9/7/15

Postby Ikan Mas » Sat May 23, 2015 6:15 pm

A few photos from the Tyee Lakes Trail in 2012. I was surprised how good the scenery was and how few people were there compared to North and South Lakes. Nice place.
Lower Tyee Lake
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Upper Tyee Lake
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Top of Table Mountain
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George Lake
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Lake Sabrina from Above
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