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    Mink Lake Trail

    Olympic National Park, Washington
    Distance4.0mi
    Elevation Gain3,504ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,613ft
    Top4,167ft
    Elevation Min/Max1613/4167ft
    Elevation Start/End1613/1613ft

    Mink Lake Trail

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    East Palo Alto, CA
    Pathfinder | 140 pts
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    9/4/2009
    Did the trip to Mink Lake, stayed there for 2 nights, with a day hike up the ridge towards Deer Lake. The hike to Mink Lake is the steepest part that I saw - definitely enough to get you huffing and puffing. After that, once the trail hits the ridge it follows a gentle descent towards Deer Lake. Mostly rocky trail, since it clearly forms a stream during heavy rains or spring runoff, but there are patches where it's soft, springy soil. Quite enjoyable. Mink Lake is very shallow, maybe 3 ft deep at most, with a mushy bottom. I managed to take a dunk, but it's not ideal swimming territory by any means. Though there are crayfish in the creek feed the lake near the campsites.
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    Parkland, WA
    Explorer | 54 pts
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    8/27/2004
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    5/4/2000
    The trail has been cleared of all windfall, limbs and rocks to the lake. Snow begins at 2800 feet (aprox. 1/2 mile before the lake) 5 to 6 feet of snow at the lake. Shelter is ok, lake 50% melted out. Snow shoes desireable around the lake and beyond. Snow was falling and 6 inches of fresh snow was on the ground.Deep snow in the high country.
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    Trail Information

    Olympic National Park
    Nearby City
    Olympic National Park
    Parks
    Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Features
    Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin-Mt Olympus Climbing No. 133S, Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin-Hoh
    Local Maps

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