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avatar Sky Lakes Wilderness, Oregon
August 20, 2016 10:44AM
Last weekend, after seeing a play in Ashland, I went on a one-night backpack in Oregon's Sky Lakes Wilderness. I've posted about this wilderness area before, when I hiked into the Seven Lakes Basin. This trip was into the Sky Lakes Basin.

I started from the Cold Spring trailhead, located here, about 10 miles north of Oregon highway 140. The linked topo map shows the last 0.5 mile as an unimproved road - that's no longer true, it's narrower than the rest of the road but reasonably smooth gravel. I hiked west towards the PCT so I could hike north along the ridge, then descend towards Margurette Lake, my destination. Hiking out Sunday, I took the more direct route back to the trailhead, along the Sky Lakes Trail.

I think I can get this working with Google Photos...
EDIT: Yep, this works! I upload the pictures and add them to an album, then go through the album and, with Firefox, right-click, Copy Image Location, then paste that link into the Image URL widget on this site. I confirmed from another browser which isn't logged into Google Photos that the pictures are visible.

The first lake I encountered was Deer Lake:


Here is a view looking east towards Upper Klamath Lake:


As I'm beginning to descend towards Margurette Lake, here's a view of Mt. McLaughlin:


Margurette (foreground) and Trapper Lakes:


Margurette Lake:




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2016 10:46AM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Sky Lakes Wilderness, Oregon
August 20, 2016 03:08PM
Very Nice! I have been through there once...its a good spot. Thanks for sharing!
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