I'm not talking about a scramble from the north/west. I mean anyone use the actual trail out of the icicle system? There was a fire a couple years back and the trail info on the NFS site leads one to believe it's all but defunct. I'd like to give it a go next year (late August to Sept). but I'm not interested in a brush bashing no trail route find for several miles.
Nature takes things back crazy fast and the lack of trail reports doesn't bode well. I can alwasy pull off and do the chain/Doelle lakes, but I was hoping to do both sets.
A friend is a lil' bit obsessed with Square Lake and we found zilch investigating it last year. I agreed to do the brush bash with her if we find the right weather window when we're both free next year. If it happens, I'll post a TR
The last time I used that trail was July 1991. The cabin was still there at the time. The other times Ive been in there was going over from Deception lakes. Back in 1991 the trail was clear the whole way, but you had to wade across six different streams that didnt have any way to cross without getting wet.
Here are a couple from 7-1991
Square lk cabin 7-1991
Square lk outlet 7-1991
Here are the same pics from 8-2004
Square Lake via Deceptions 096
Square Lake via Deceptions 064
I believe that pad of for landing helicopters on.
And me having fun in the outlet.
Having fun in the spillway
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The last (only) time I have been there was from the Icicle, but back in the mid-late '70s. Back then there seemed to be more resources for trail maintenance and overgrown or lost trails weren't really a consideration as I recall.
I'm down to join a "clearing party" if one forms next season. I would love to get my little raft in there and do some fishing as well!
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