Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness
by Dennis Lewon (Falcon Guides)
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My friend and I started this trip by leaving stuart fork trail head at about 1 pm and we went to alpine lake for the night. The next day we hunted for the "trail" to smith and it took awhile to find it. The current break in the brush was just east of the outlet creek from alpine lake. We exited from smith lake down bear gulch and I don't recommend that it was incredibly strenuous and dangerous as we could only make it down following the creek everything else was overgrown. Great fishing at alpine, smith, and morris lakes. You need to be in great shape this hike has the potential to push you to your limit!
Do not underestimate the difficulty. Train for this trip and you WILL be rewarded. I echo everything said below.
TOP OF THE LINE! BRUTAL BUT GOD'S BEST DEPICTION OF WHAT HE HAS CREATEd FOR THOSE WHO PHYSICALLY CAN ENDURE THE CHALLENGE. BEEN TO 38 LAKES IN THE TRINITY ALPS, AND SMITH LAKE IS KING OF KINGS. MYSTIC AND FULL OF NATURAL BEAUTY.
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