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Trip Report By

WTA Member

Hiked Aug 4, 2016

Type of Hike

Multi-night backpack

Trail Conditions

Minor obstacles posing few problems

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

Bugs were terrible

Snow

Intermittent snow - not hard to cross
We hiked from White Pass to Walupt Lake Campground over three days. We hit the trail Thursday evening with lots of mosquitoes. We ended up camping about 5 miles in. We woke up to mosquitoes the next day as well. It didn't get to cold at night maybe around 40 degrees. We encountered a lot of downed trees across the trail on our hike on Friday to Snowgrass flats. We crossed some snow fields and were thankful for our trekking poles, especially on Old Snowy. We saw a lot beautiful flowers. The road to Walupt Lake Campground was smooth with some washboard sections but not to bad.

Comments

philshoe on Walupt Lake and Walupt Creek, Snowgrass - Cispus Basin - Nannie Ridge Loop, Old Snowy Mountain - Elk Pass

Hey Matt. My group looking to do this same hike. I'd like to ask you a couple questions if you don't mind

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philshoe on Jun 04, 2021 09:07 AM

thanks

we are looking to take this section in three nights. did you find campsites available and if so in which spots? if you can recall. thanks

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philshoe on Jun 04, 2021 09:35 AM

Matt27 on Walupt Lake and Walupt Creek, Snowgrass - Cispus Basin - Nannie Ridge Loop, Old Snowy Mountain - Elk Pass

Yes, there are a lot of campsites once you connect to the PCT. I don't recall the names of the locations. I do remember long stretches 3 or more miles of hiking with no campsites though. Download the guthook app and use that to find out where campsites are.

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Matt27 on Jun 04, 2021 10:09 AM