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Re: Red Devil Lake off trail

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Red Devil Lake off trail
August 27, 2017 09:05AM
If camping at Red Devil Lake has anyone tried to keep heading north toward Lake Washburn to rejoin the trail? The terrain along Red Peak Fork creek seems easily manageable... gets a little steep (slab) as it joins the Merced. Too steep with a full pack?

Re: Red Devil Lake off trail
August 28, 2017 09:45PM
I hiked from Red Devil Lake down the Red Peak Fork with a full pack in 2011. There is one short steep section down near the Merced which was not overly difficult. More difficult was climbing over all the downed trees on the way to the footbridge upstream. 2011 was a high water year and I didn't look very hard for an alternate crossing.
Re: Red Devil Lake off trail
August 30, 2017 11:44AM
Thanks! I think we may give it a go. Hoping the smoke subsides in the net 2 weeks.
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