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Shingle Creek Backpack

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Distance: 13.7 miles


Solo backpack. I had intended on going to the Highline Trail, but there was too much snow and the road wasn't even open yet. Shingle Creek was Plan B.
  • 05 East Shingle Creek Lake.jpg
  • 05 East Shingle Creek Lake ice cover.jpg
  • 05 East Shingle Creek Lake snow cover.jpg
  • 05 Shingle Creek backpack.jpg
  • 05 Shingle Creek campsite.jpg

Once I made the last creek crossing--the one without a bridge--I had the place all to myself.  It was wonderful.  Despite the threatening clouds, I had only a spinkling of rain.  After that it was all dry.  I probably could not have crossed the creek with such high runoff, but I lost the trail and came to the creek about 200 yards too far to the north.  That was lucky, however, because there was a log jam right at the spot.  This was only an overnighter, but it was my second trip of the year.  For me, that's a good start to the season.

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