Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

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Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by Cardiff Kook » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:25 pm

Anyone have any experience hitching from Florence Lake back to the Bear Dam Trailhead?








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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by AlmostThere » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:43 pm

In the middle of the season that probably wouldn't be an issue. Right now? I was over Kaiser Pass on Saturday - there's hardly anyone out and about this time of year. Definitely a dropoff in traffic after Labor Day.

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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by maverick » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:15 pm

Hi Cardiff,

Welcome to HST!
Anyone have any experience hitching from Florence Lake back to the Bear Dam Trailhead?
When were you planning to try to hitch a ride for this trip?
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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by Cardiff Kook » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:03 pm

In the next two weeks. I may end up doing something doesn't require a shuttle.

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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by maverick » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:31 pm

In the next two weeks. I may end up doing something doesn't require a shuttle.
Yeah, like AT said, this time of the year that place is much less used and hitching a ride would be extremely difficult. Good luck if you do try.
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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by Big Ed » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:22 am

I camped up there in mid October, there were still a fair number of vehicles cruising around.

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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by sctopdx » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:33 am

Did the original poster end up getting a hitch? I am thinking of doing something similar this summer. Most likely 1st or 2nd week of September. Leave my car at Florence lake and hitch from Bear Creek Diversion dam / mono hotsprings.

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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by Big Ed » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:48 am

The crowds drop off after Labor Day, and Bear Diversion is 2.3 miles of dirt road. You'll have much better luck on the pavement. Still possible, but you can't count on it. Especially if you're in a hurry.

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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by Big Ed » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 am

Internet pictures. I have my own pictures, but they're only at the lake itself.
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Re: Hitchhiking Florence Lake to Bear Dam Junction Trailhead

Post by sctopdx » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:50 pm

I should have added, that I planned on walking that road. Driven it too, but that's another story. I may look at other plans. The walk from the dam cutoff to Florence would suck.

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