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Day Hike - Quartz Creek & Blethen Lake

Strenuous hike to a secluded lake. Corrected 10/12 to reflect elevation gain of 2500', not 4200' as previously listed

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

Popeye’s Exit 34

7:00 a.m.

Be aware that this seldom traveled route may involve some brush, some routefinding, and minor scrambling over rocks at creek crossings.


Quartz Creek, Blethen Lake & Rooster Mountain

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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