At Dainard Lake a good trail leads to the back end of the lake (NE)-- 2 hrs to here.
After a bit of lunch on a small promontory, we followed the trail a further ways up the slopes at the back end of the lake, hoping to find an easy route up through minor, but pronounced, cliffs and thick scrub; fortunately, we did, for in fact the trail continued intermittently upwards, trending left (N) through the cliffs and with only moderate bushwhacking. Soon we were above the rock and into magnificent old growth forest where the going was quite straightforward; zigzagging back and forth we proceeded up through the forest and then into more open grasslands, trending back right (S) to keep from being pulled up drainages that led into the higher cliffs.
High Lake is some 1400' above Dainard, but the going is easy enough that we arrived in 1.5 hrs from Dainard; High Lake is completely landlocked, the water outlet and stream being presumably underground all the way down to Dainard, there being no... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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