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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all, I was wondering how to get to thurston lake, how long is the hike, how far can you drive up, though I would prefer to hike most of it.

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It is about 10 km one way from the Norrish Cr FSR . There are huge cross-ditches on a steep grade ; unless you have big clearance you won`t get far driving . Most of the road has some alder . A couple of years back friends of mine managed to get most of the way with quads but it took a lot of work to get over Rose Cr -- the bridge has been pulled .




Crossing Rose Cr.



Area where most of the road has slid into the creek .




The lake.

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We were in there Nov 6 2012 on what seemed like the wettest day of the year , hence the poor photos . We drove in about 1.5 km .

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It's been a while since we were up that way but this is our T/R from 2006:

https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=18492

Nice little lake. Glad we went.
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Added a bit more info and pics to my last post as an edit . This is just to bump it .

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Added a bit more info and pics to my last post as an edit . This is just to bump it .

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Hey Wulf, is this the route you took to get there?
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That is the one . Basically follows the old road to within a couple of hundred meters of the lake . You can also get to another small lake by going to the end of the road and crossing the divide into the Cascade Cr drainage .

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Those are great pics of the lake. So do you turn left at the fish hatchery? the map was a bit fuzzy.
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The only fish hatchery in the area is at the east end of Bell Rd. . The Norrish Cr FSR starts 1 km west of that . The Rose Cr road turn-off is at about 6.5 km according to the signs , just past the filtration plant of the Norrish water system and before you go through the electronic gate with all the "keep out" signs .

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I think I have the route marked in my gps now, I'm guesing there will probably be a bit of snow up there yet.

Thank you for your replies, and pics.
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The lake is at 3500 ft elevation . You can count on snow there for a couple of month yet .

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Hello! My boyfriend and I just tried to get to the lake today. We were going to camp here overnight but we kept Hitting dead ends. We turned left at the water treatment plant and made it to the top of a mountain then it was a complete dead end and we had no idea where to go. Did I go the right way and if so where did we go wrong? We don't have a GPS unit we were using Google maps and a topographic map I downloaded. Any help would be great as I really wanted to find this lake ☹️ wasted 4 hours and 10km later. Got a great hike in but really wanted to reach the lake and stay overnight. Might end up picking up a GPS because. Thanks!
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There is a link to another report which appears to be broken.

I found the report done by Spunky, please click on this link and see if their info will help you in your search since you been there... keep in mind the pictures are 14 years old.

https://forums.clubtread.com/27-brit...sept-16-a.html


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post #13 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2020, 10:45 PM
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Yeah I looked here before I went. Was never able to make it to rose creek it was just a massive valley all logged out and a really steep drop. There was no way I could get down there with my backpacking gear
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