Pete & Spectacle Lakes


Backpack - Pete & Spectacle Lakes

Easy going midweek exploration of Pete and Spectacle Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 18.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0

Meet at 10 am with gear ready to go at the Pete Lake Trailhead.  -

Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required at trailhead

Due to the timing of this backpack it might potentially be incredibly buggy. I'll check conditions closer to the trip day and send out a more detailed email the week before. 

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Pete & Spectacle Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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