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An alternative to the Pacific Crest Trail in the heart of the Indian Heaven Wilderness.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

5,022' 1,531 m

High

4,736' 1,444 m

Low

136' 41 m

Up

421' 128 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Wildflowers

This trail is in the Indian Heaven Wilderness and the usual federal wilderness area regulations and restrictions apply here. Practice Leave No Trace (LNT) backcountry skills and ethics. Camp 100 feet from fragile areas; bury human waste at least 200 feet from water, trails, and campsites. This trail is usually closed by snow between November and May.

Description

The Lemei Lake Trail #179 runs parallel to the Pacific Crest Trail in the heart of the Indian Heaven Wilderness. The trail takes you near and through open meadows and past Lemei Lake. It can be a less-crowded alternative to the PCT and is useful for forming loop hikes and backpacks in the wilderness.

The #179 begins at its junction with the Indian Heaven Trail #33 near Clear Lake, descends to the south past Lemei Lake, then makes a short climb over a broad ridge, and then begins a gradual descent to its end at the Pacific Crest near Junction Lake. Along the way, it passes some large meadows that are alive with wildflowers in early summer and afire with color in the fall.

Contacts

Land Manager: USFS - Gifford Pinchot

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BK Hope

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Lemei Lake
Mar 16, 2018 near Carson, WA
Lemei Rock from the Lemei Lake Trail
Mar 16, 2018 near Carson, WA
Junction Lake
Nov 4, 2017 near Carson, WA

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