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Rattlesnake Creek to Papoose Lake Professional Review and Guide
"For years Papoose Lake has managed to fly just under the radar screen when it comes to renowned Trinity Alps destinations. Overshadowed by more prominent neighbors like Grizzly, Canyon Creek, and Emerald Lakes, Papoose is rarely crowded, but not for lack of charm. The jagged granite cirque overlooking Papoose is drop-dead gorgeous, and the clear, icy water is well worth the final steep scramble up to the lake (calling this last rough segment a trail is a stretch). Along the way you hike by many fascinating mining relics left along Rattlesnake Creek, a one-time booming center of gold prospecting. Rattlesnake Creek itself tumbles through a deep, lush drainage with mostly pleasant walking. Highlights: Historic mining relics along beautiful Rattlesnake Creek and a granite wonderland in the Papoose Lake basin."
--Dennis Lewon, Hiking California's Trinity Alps Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
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