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Backpack - Foggy Lake

Beautiful location, but hard trail with all the roots, rocks, steep incline, and boulders that have to be crossed. Wildflowers were out, minimal bugs, and plenty of water sources!

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • The trail is mostly in good condition. WTA is currently there working and we appreciated all they are doing on the trail. It is a challenging trail with all the roots, rocks, and boulders and uneven ground, but nothing that can’t be surpassed. There are LOTS of little waterfalls and water crossings, so plenty of water sources. The wildflowers are still out which added to the beauty of the terrain. There was a smoke haze and we could smell it a bit, but nothing that was health concerning.

We arrived at the trailhead on a Saturday morning at 7AM and the parking lot was overflowing. Once at  Foggy Lake we grabbed the first big campsite for 5 tents, but soon got a bit overcrowded when another group decided to move in and camp right next to us. Our camp was along the scrambling route, which made for a lot of people passing our camp area, so not a lot of privacy and not very quiet. There is no working toilet, and it’s so rocky it would be hard to dig a hole, so I recommend bringing blue bags. The day we hiked out, we explored the lower basin and found many more larger sites that may have been better with prettier views and a little more privacy. Overall, it was a great trip and definitely a location worth seeing more than once! There is lots to see and explore!