dprice1 wrote:Did a 2017 loop with 12 Scouts that started on your route#3. We had no issues with campsites (we camped alone at Sugarloaf and Ranger Meadows) until we hit the HST at buck creek where we squeezed in with a solo HST hiker. We leave early, go fast and light so as to arrive early at campsites and that usually insures site options at planned campsites. Great hiking for the boys!
Awesome to hear. and certainly agree on arriving into camp early is the goal. We'll have a Hike Patrol made up of our older more capable Scouts assuming we don't get permits for Rae Lakes.
Q1, how many days and what sort of mileage did you avg?
Q2, we're thinking of adding in a visit to Tamarack Lake for a night once we make it over Elizabeth Pass before head to Buck Creek. If you went straight from Ranger to Buck Creek it comes back to my first question...how did you go on miles per hour?