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Placid Lake and Chenamus Lake Trail
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2020-06-16  
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Placid Lake and Chenamus Lake TrailVolcano, WA
Volcano, WA
Hiking7.66 Miles 1,481 AEG
Hiking7.66 Miles   4 Hrs   45 Mns   1.61 mph
1,481 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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Cold/Rainy hike into the upper sections of Indian Heaven Wilderness. There was 1 other car in the parking lot when I arrived, but the owners soon returned carrying float tubes and a 14" trout they had pulled out of Placid Lake (shockingly large for a lake that appears deceptively shallow).

Some moderate size drifts of snow and ice up to Placid Lake, but mostly bare ground. Snow progressively increased as I headed up to Chenamus Lake and then up towards the PCT.

Eventually lost the trail in the snow about 3/4 of a mile before reaching the PCT intersection. I retraced my steps for a bit, but couldn't find any sign of the trail, so I decided to bushwhack up a snow covered ridge until I eventually intersected the PCT.

Followed the PCT north until I reached the PCT/Placid Lake junction marker. Although I wanted to continue up to Wood Lake, I knew it wouldn't be fun to continue to struggle with the snow covered trail, so I decided to head back at this point.
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