7/7/2008 – Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain

Date of Hike: 7/7/2008
Location of Hike: Memaloose Lake and South Fork Mountain
Trail Number: 515
Hiking Buddies: Bodie (my dog)
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Hike Distance: 5 miles
Pictures: Link
Hike Map:


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Description of Hike:
I wanted to do a little recon for my Fish Creek backpacking trip in a couple of weeks, so I thought I would go and see how much snow had melted out. I was pleasantly surprised based on how much snow has fallen this year. There was not much snow. The lake at about 4100′ had a few patches here and there, but it was basically clear. The trail up to South Fork Mountain was basically clear with a few patches of snow-enough to make it tough to follow the trail in a few spots.


I had forgotten how beautiful of a hike this is. It is pretty short, but goes through some wonderful old growth and a very pretty creek and waterfall on your way up to the lake. The creek was running pretty fast due to all the snowmelt.

The hike up to South Fork Mountain was interesting, mostly due to the trail being unclear at points, and snow covering some areas where it was unclear. All in all a great day of exploring! The weather was beautiful, with warm temperatures and very few bugs.

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