In my nearly 30 years of backpacking, doing 3 to 4 per year, the Robin Lakes area is truly one of the most spectacular backpacking destinations in the NW (Washington and Oregon). For a 64 yo, this was a real trudge to get there. I recommend spending the first night at Tuck Lake, though it has limited camp sites. The two times I have gone, I have camped with a view across the valley at the opposite Mt Daniels and it low lying glacier, then completed the 1.7 miles of 1,200 feet of elevation gain to the Robin Lakes. It is even more difficult than the trek up to Tuck, which is hard to imagine when you are hiking up to Tuck. The location/setting of the Robin Lakes is spectacular. There are multiple fantastic places to camp. Mountain goats and the babies were in abundance and camp right into everyone's camps. In early August the mosquitos were furocious, so later would be better in a heavy snow year like this past year. I strong recommend an easy hike to the Pothole lakes, which are NOT pot holes, but very pretty smaller lakes in themselves where one would truly find solitude and great views down the other side toward Square Lakes and others. There was a lot of now still there when I went. In all, this is one of my all time favorite backpack destinations. My pictures taken are absolutely fabulous with amazing sunsets taken from near the ledge wher the outlet to the lower Robin Lake drops off the side of the mountain. It is 2,000 feet less than the Enchantments in about 8 miles. It should be on all avid NW backpackers list to see in this part of the country. In my view the forest service should make some attempts to improve at least portions of the "trail". I doubt it would make a difference in how many would access it, but may be wrong. When we went there were only 3 backpacking groups there during fabulous weather but bad mosquitos. Enjoy.