The south half of the Three Sisters Wilderness has a totally different character than the north. There are no tall peaks, no glaciers, few meadows, and only limited views. What the hiker will discover, however, are miles of pleasant forest trails and enough lakes to impress even Minnesota natives. Every turn of the trail seems to reveal another lovely mountain pool ranging from a small pond to a large lake. Each is different enough in character that lovers of lake fishing, swimming, rafting, or just viewing can stay happy for weeks. The second nice thing about this country is the easy hiking. Since almost everything is at roughly the same elevation, extended ups and downs simply don’t exist—which means a lot less work for tired backpackers. This trip is perfect for hikers of advancing years with knees that suffer on long downhills, or as a first long backpack for younger travelers. Easy trails and numerous lakes allow for short hiking days and lots of time for lazy afternoons.
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