Backpack - Rainbow & Island Lakes


Backpack - Rainbow & Island Lakes

Close to home backpack to Island Lake via Mason & Rainbow Lakes. Plenty of time to eat and collect blueberries and visit other nearby lakes if desired.

  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

10am at Ira Spring TH.  We will depart camp  before 10am on Thursday.

This will be leisurely trip.  

If people want to hike up to Little Bandera on the return, we can drop packs and do so.


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

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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