100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest
by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers (The Mountaineers Books)
© Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
This was a great trip, with excellent scenery. The trail was well-maintained through to the upper 2 Gwillim Lakes. We camped at Wicca lake (the second camping area located at Drinnon Pass). It was beautiful, and not nearly as busy as the third camping area at Gwillim Lakes basin. The campsites are well-maintained with great views. We didn't see too much wildlife, with the exception of a couple of very friendly deer that tromped around the area consistently all night.
We did do the side trip up to Lucifer Pass. It was an amazing view, but quite a trek. When they say the trail is "nonexistant", they aren't joking. There are a few rock carins to mark the way, but early in the season you'd be on your own. It was definitely a beautiful view from the top though, and we didn't find anyone else goofy enough to attempt the pass on this trip. So if you're looking for a little bit of solitude on a popular trail, it's worth a try.
All in all, it's a worthwhile trip to a beautiful and rugged park.
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