Beartooths: Lake Fork Trail Hike and Fishing (Day 1)
Mal sehen how that title works out for the SEO.
Originally planned to hike up to Black Canyon Lake and probably to Sundance Pass, camping, I dunno, somewhere. After about a mile of hiking, I realized that I’d just spent seven days at sea level and was now at 8,000 feet and climbing. Objectives were toned down accordingly.
- So ended up camping at Keyser Brown Lake — about seven miles from the trailhead and 1,500 feet of elevation gain (I think the lake is at a little over 8,000 feet).
- Just about passed out trying to get my tent set up.
- Took about 45 minutes trying to get my food appropriately hung.
- Trail follows the river most of the way, although there are some miles where there are trees that get in the way of seeing the river.
- Some dude coming down the trail said he saw a grizzly, but I’ve pretty much determined that grizzlies are merely legendary like, z.B., Sasquatch.
- There was one other dude camping near the lake. He was from Minnesota and so, naturally, he helped me get my rain fly on tighter than it was. I told him he was only reaffirming the stereotype.
- Mountain House lasagna is good, but it’s hard to get all the cheese off your fork.
- The good campsites are all on the back side of the lake.