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Summit Lake Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The hike to Summit Lake is an easy 2-mile-plus, mostly forested stroll to a quiet lake quite suitable for an afternoon swim on a hot summer day, or for plunking a line in search of the resident trout. Camping around the lake is permissible, but the area is accessible to the four-wheel-drive crowd via a dirt road to the east. With recent completion of a section of the Donner Lake Rim Trail, you can now extend the trip beyond a simple out-and-back to the lake by traveling west through serene forest to a connection with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT ) in Castle Valley and then back to the Donner Summit trailhead."
--Mike White, Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press).
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