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THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Length: 10.6 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 2300' gain
Season: Spring thru Fall
Difficulty:   Difficult
Permit:
NW Forest Pass Required

Features:
This incredible hike begins at the end of an old logging road and follows much of the path that the old road left from years ago. The trail starts out fairly easy but after a couple of miles things get quite steep.

There are a number of small streams that you will cross as you make your way up to the ridge that over looks the first Thornton Lake. In season there are lots of wildflowers and if the weather permits, you will be treated to world class views much of the way to the top of the ridge.

Then the trail drops steeply down to the edge of the first and largest of the Thornton Lakes. Trappers Peak and Mt. Triumph loom behind the lake and give an impressive sight.



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