Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails


Day Hike - Mason Lake

The Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake leads through forest, then open slopes, perhaps with beargrass in bloom, certainly with wide open views. The next ecosystem is dominated by shady old conifers, followed by a running stream and lakeside vegetation.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: slow to moderate, with frequent stops

Meet at the Ira Spring Trailhead at 8 am. 

NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL 9 AM LISTING, DUE TO WEATHER It is also a change from the original activity date, also due to weather. Original trip participants are being carried over to the new trip.

This classic Westside forest hike provides the opportunity to experience multiple   ecosystems, ending at an alpine lake. As a Naturalist hike you can expect to move at a slow pace, to allow identification of birds, plants, and the environment as a whole.


Ira Spring & Putrid Pete's Peak Trails

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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