Forum Index > Trip Reports > Shuksan Lake Trailhead May 2020
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Sore Feet
Random Quippy Bit



Joined: 16 Dec 2001
Posts: 6219 | TRs
Location: I'm on a boat
Sore Feet
  Top

Random Quippy Bit
PostThu May 14, 2020 5:28 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
There's a 150 foot waterfall that blocks upstream progress along Lake Creek itself about 1/4 mile above the Baker Lake trail, and there are more falls in the next half mile upstream too, so you'd need to stay well away from the creek in the woods to get around them.  Then there's the huge cliff band with 400-500 feet worth of waterfalls right below the lake where the only viable bypass appears to be going to the right, which looks like slide alder hell with a brief respite of talus.  So yeah, you don't want to go up the creek.

I think you could easily go up the forested slope to the south and head toward the tarns instead of Shuksan Lake though.  It at least looks like it wouldn't be scrambly, but yeah considering the flies and 3000 feet of gain in less than a mile, I can think of a lot of places that would have a better payoff to effort ratio.

--------------
Bryan Swan
Pictures - http://www.flickr.com/photos/bryanswan
Waterfalls - www.waterfallsnorthwest.com
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
timberghost
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Dec 2011
Posts: 461 | TRs

timberghost
  Top

Member
PostMon May 18, 2020 5:36 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
great day for Hookey
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Trip Reports > Shuksan Lake Trailhead May 2020
  Happy Birthday DuckDuckGoose, thesnorkeler, tcvd112!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy