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chiwakum
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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 5:40 pm 
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Summary:
Day 1
Hiked 7+ miles past gate on mid fk snoq to Hardscrabble Ck
Hiked to lower Hardscrabble Lk and ate/napped
Hiked to upper Hardscrabble Lk and drank an emergency motivation beer
Moseyed up to Big Snow summit
Slept out under the stars on the summit

Day2
Walked down to Big Snow Lk and swam in Snowflake Lk
Hiked down to Myrtle Lk and out Dingford Ck

Lower Hardscrabble
Lower Hardscrabble
Hardscrabble lake basin
Hardscrabble lake basin
Upper Hardscrabble
Upper Hardscrabble

Upper Hardscrabble to Big Snow

Summit Camp

Sunday Morning

Big Snow Summit to Big Snow Lake

More pics:
Phone pics
Camera pics
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Backpacker Joe
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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 6:18 pm 
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Thanks for the great report Wakmeister.  How'd ya like doing the trip that direction?  Did you take that old side road past the old crane up to the lower lake basin?

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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Nice pictures. Still quite a bit of snow up there
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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 8:06 pm 
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up.gif  up.gif  up.gif Awesome!

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PostSun Jul 07, 2019 9:01 pm 
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Good to see a report from you. It's been a while.

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Michael Lewis
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 10:30 am 
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Summit bivys are the best and your report rulz cool.gif
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iron
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 10:58 am 
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sure hope you don't roll around in your sleep.

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Backpacker Joe
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 11:01 am 
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I would think the reverse direction would be better. At least then youre walking DOWN hill the entire way on the old road.  LOL.

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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 11:42 am 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
I would think the reverse direction would be better. At least then youre walking DOWN hill the entire way on the old road.  LOL.

Ooops, I forgot to answer your question. I wanted to bang out the tedious road walk at the beginning. The first time I did this as a loop I did it in the other direction. Either way works but I now have a slight preference for going in via the Hardscrabbles and out Dingford Ck.
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PostTue Jul 09, 2019 11:44 am 
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iron wrote:
sure hope you don't roll around in your sleep.

I do roll. A lot. So I set up two rocks on the edge as bumpers. Sunrise view from my sleeping bag was rewarding.
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PostWed Jul 10, 2019 9:10 pm 
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chiwakum wrote:

Big Snow is one of my favorite peaks in the Middle Fork. Every side has a different personality, and all are accessible. Many of your shots are outstanding, but I really like the two above. Was the tree photo taken lower down on the Dingford creek trail near the wilderness boundary? There's an open area with big trees there.

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