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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Default Eaton Lake June 18/19

Great hike with Hiker John and Wil Vink, finally done Eaton Lake after years on my list. It is a stiff steep hike with a moderate mid-section, then another steep section and crossings across the creek; and one rather sketchy. Log Jam crossing gave solid footing, and so was okay.

This is 9 km return with 930 - 940 meters net elevation gain; 3 hours up including diversions and breaks. , 1 hour 50 minutes down including a brief stop.

I will let the photos below speak for themselves...

road bypasses campground to reach Eaton Lake trailhead.
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then the trail, forest, bridge, crossings and the lake. on the way down got better photos of the waterfall at crossing #1 (3 crossings)

we hiked to lake, and no further. Grant Peak trail starts north of where the trail touches west shore of Eaton Lake.
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Thanks karvitk, I have thought about taking my dinghy up to this lake and exploring the lakeshore. Anyone had any luck fishing?
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Hi Samsquanch.

I am told it is good fishing there, and did see one jump and make a good splash.

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Thanks karvitk, I have thought about taking my dinghy up to this lake and exploring the lakeshore. Anyone had any luck fishing?

We went up a couple years ago and managed to catch a couple little rainbows (probably 6 inches or less) after we walked out on the log jam as far as we could. Lots of fish in there for sure. A couple European guys lugged up some belly boats and looked like they were getting into quite a few decent sized ones not that far off shore, so a dinghy would probably serve you well.


Nice report by the way, Karl. We definitely loved it up there and would like to head back to camp and maybe try one of the scramble routes up Eaton Peak or Mount Grant.

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I enjoyed this post too. Never made it up there either, plan was for many yrs like treord8 says overnight & go for Eaton and Grant, just never got around doing it. Ppl do Eaton peak as day trip though, think John & Katie did it that way.
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Thank you Treord8 and Zeljkok for your comments. My next hike up this trail will also include doing one of either Eaton or Grant Peaks; I will attempt as a long day hike later on in the summer.


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