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Thanks, when were you up there last? I'm looking at some USGS satellite pics that look like it's clear up to the last rise. It's hard to tell how recent the pics are, and also hard to see down in the shade of the trees where snow banks can stay through August. I'm itching to get up there with the family.
 

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I'll be camping at Salmon La Sac probably from Saturday 14th through Wednesday or Thursday. I will be in a black Wrangler Rubicon. Going to try Fortune Creek and possibly some other trails.
 

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That lake is awesome, I was only there one night last year but I'm really excited to go back and explore some more! I'll for sure be down to go sometime
 

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I can't this weekend though, but maybe in a couple of paychecks? Haha

If you've never gone up the trail, print out a map at least, and when you come to a point where the trail splits in three, go down the middle one yo get to the lake. The trail on the right has awesome scenery too. you should definitely explore it, its just not the way to the lake and it doesn't show up on a map. The trail left is the van epps loops I believe
 

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I can't this weekend though, but maybe in a couple of paychecks? Haha

If you've never gone up the trail, print out a map at least, and when you come to a point where the trail splits in three, go down the middle one yo get to the lake. The trail on the right has awesome scenery too. you should definitely explore it, its just not the way to the lake and it doesn't show up on a map. The trail left is the van epps loops I believe
Do you have a recommendation where I can print the map? I have a map, however it doesn't show the split you are talking about.

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The map doesn't show on nwjeepn, and you can kind of see the trails on google maps, satellite view. they're not marked or anything. It's not that confusing, you'll see what i mean when you encounter it. its kind of a wide area, and the trail splits in three, the left looked a lot gnarlier than the other two last year, it looks like it loops back the way you came but up. We didn't explore that way but we will this year.
The middle way is the way up to the lake, it just goes straight from when you come to it, you can see that it continues in elevation. it's pretty obvious its "the main way" I suggest you go up to the lake first and set up camp and then go adventure in the area and different trails once you know how what the main trail up and down is.
The way right is level with the immediate area, and that way takes you to some pretty cool view. definitely check it out but be careful, it dead ends on an overview of the trail you just came up and right before that the road is just gone and theres a drop off. you can walk to the end (its right around the corner) but definitely not enough room for rigs to pass, unless you want to have a tight butthole :shhh:

Also, be patient on the dirt road once you get to that point. it takes FOREVER to actually get to the trail lol I didnt realize there was going to be so many potholes and gravel before actually getting to the trailhead
 

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Oh and also, this was all last year in August, i don't know how hard or changed it might be because of the snow
 

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Went up Fortune Creek the week of 6/16, great trail and lots of fun for a newbie like me. Ran into snow before making it to Gallagher Head Lake, it was pretty deep and I was alone so I turned around. Pretty sure I will be heading up July 11/12/13 if anyone is up. Not real keen on running alone.
 

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Went up Fortune Creek the week of 6/16, great trail and lots of fun for a newbie like me. Ran into snow before making it to Gallagher Head Lake, it was pretty deep and I was alone so I turned around. Pretty sure I will be heading up July 11/12/13 if anyone is up. Not real keen on running alone.
Is this still your plan? I'm going with my fiancee and her nephew on sat and returning sunday
 

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Well... theres been a slight change in plans, and I'm not sure. Trying to finalize the details now. I'll let you know. Are you camping?
We'll be exploring the different trails in the area and will stay somewhere around evening, and exploring more on Sunday. So yes,but we'll probably just be staying in the jeep
 
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