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Mallard & Fawn Lakes Professional Review and Guide
"A gentle hike with no demanding ups or downs brings hikers to a secluded lake off the paths beaten regularly to the more popular lakes in the Mallard-Larkins Pioneer Area. Mallard and Fawn Lakes are just two of numerous pleasant sites in an area that’s been just one Congressional step from wilderness status for decades. The area is home for a large elk herd, which is why hunters stream in during fall.Mallard and Fawn Lakes are good bases for huckleberry picking or a day hike 2 miles up from Mallard Lake to haunts of mountain goats and the refurbished fire lookout on nearby Mallard Peak, elev. 6,870 feet. The ground-level lookout, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was restored in the early 1980s by lookout buff Ray Kresek of Spokane. Its fate lies largely in the hands of volunteers."
--Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers, 100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest (The Mountaineers Books).
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