7/22 – 7/24/2005 – Shining Lake Backpacking

Date of Hike: 7/22 - 7/24/2005
Location of Hike: Shining Lake Trail
Trail Number: 510
Weather during Hike: Wam, some clouds
Hiking Buddies: Carly
Hike Distance: 10 miles
Pictures: Link
Description of Hike:
This was a weekend backpacking trip into Shining lake. We were going to go to Big Slide Lake, but the road was closed due to construction, so we had to make alternate plans. After consulting the ranger station, this seemed like our best bet. The trail follows Indian Ridge along an old road that has been (sort of) blocked off. People still get around the blocks and drive down the road to the top of the lake. Once you get to the lake trail, it drops about 500′ down to the lake. I found out too late that this is a good fishing lake. I didn’t bring my fishing pole with me….We also went exploring down to the end of the road, where a lookout used to be.

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