Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 2

STABLER to BIG MOSQUITO LAKE: Backpack through big huckleberry fields, visit an old Indian racetrack, and check out a hardened lava flow on this 33.7-mile leg that passes through Indian Heaven Wilderness.
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STABLER to BIG MOSQUITO LAKE: Backpack through big huckleberry fields, visit an old Indian racetrack, and check out a hardened lava flow on this 33.7-mile leg that passes through Indian Heaven Wilderness.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 54.2

Waypoints

PCT1390

Location: 45.8207511901856, -121.913330078125

Cross paved road; head R if you want to visit Stabler's County Store

PCT1391

Location: 45.8216171264648, -121.903114318848

Cross dirt road

PCT1392

Location: 45.8173675537109, -121.881683349609

Cross paved road

PCT1393

Location: 45.8180160522461, -121.877830505371

Cross bridge over Panther Creek. Campground: Follow spur on L to Panther Creek Campground

PCT1394

Location: 45.8201675415039, -121.876846313477

Panther Creek Campground

PCT1395

Location: 45.825382232666, -121.851699829102

Cross dirt road

PCT1396

Location: 45.8283157348633, -121.836418151855

Cross dirt road

PCT1397

Location: 45.8410682678223, -121.798080444336

Stay straight

PCT1398

Location: 45.8428649902344, -121.797080993652

Pass large, open campsite

PCT1399

Location: 45.8466987609863, -121.787384033203

Bear L @ Grassy Knoll Trail jct.

PCT1400

Location: 45.866268157959, -121.786865234375

Campsite with a reliable spring

PCT1401

Location: 45.8802490234375, -121.788917541504

Stay straight @ jct.

PCT1402

Location: 45.884334564209, -121.782135009766

Campsite with table and firepit

PCT1403

Location: 45.8863983154297, -121.781280517578

Pass a trickling piped spring

PCT1404

Location: 45.9088821411133, -121.80241394043

Cross road and pass campground

PCT1405

Location: 45.9290008544922, -121.800064086914

Head NW between Sheep Lakes

PCT1406

Location: 45.9458999633789, -121.812217712402

Indian Race Track: The loop trail veering to the L was an old Indian horse race track. Today, the bushes make it difficult to find a campsite

PCT1407

Location: 45.9834518432617, -121.796401977539

Set up camp around Blue Lake

PCT1408

Location: 45.9835166931152, -121.795936584473

Stay straight @ jct. with Tombstone Lake Trail

PCT1409

Location: 45.9837684631348, -121.795799255371

Stay straight @ jct.; head N

PCT1410

Location: 46.0035820007324, -121.788749694824

Bear L and head N toward Junction Lake

PCT1411

Location: 46.0048484802246, -121.789115905762

Straight @ jct.

PCT1412

Location: 46.0179328918457, -121.787612915039

Bear L; trail skirts the edge of Bear Lake's E shore

PCT1413

Location: 46.0248184204102, -121.786430358887

Continue N; pass Deer Lake

PCT1414

Location: 46.0374336242676, -121.786582946777

Stay straight @ jct. with trail that veers L to Placid Lake

PCT1415

Location: 46.046215057373, -121.778198242188

Bear L @ Cultus Creek Trail jct.

PCT1416

Location: 46.0606155395508, -121.774047851562

Veer L @ Sawtooth Mtn. Trail jct.

PCT1417

Location: 46.0918159484863, -121.765983581543

Cross dirt road; walk through thick huckleberry patches

PCT1418

Location: 46.1246185302734, -121.753868103027

Cross paved road;

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Adams through the pines

Location: 46.01904296875, -121.80207824707

©Jack Haskel