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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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I have tried to research CT for answers but keep having reports from 2006 appear, winter trips etc. On Sun. I am planning to take my first trip to Rainbow Lake and Gin and Tonic Lakes. What I would like to know is how much further is Sproatt Ridge? (roughly). Would it be easy to get there (is there a trail to follow and would it be worth the extra time and energy to check it out?). Thanks in advance.
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My husband and I hiked Sproatt Ridge a few years ago and were actually planning on heading up there this weekend, but the forecast isn't looking too great so we're giving it a pass. Anyways, we went via Rainbow Lake. Just hiked the trail up to the lake and a little ways past that started making our way up the ridge. We had overnight gear with us and camped on the ridge, or 3/4 of the way up anyways. If you're going for just a day hike I'd recommend you start at first light, it's a long ways in and out and lots to explore on the ridge. There is no trail up the ridge, but it's pretty open up there and we had no problems finding our way. If you're not experienced with going off trail and don't have a GPS or topo & compass just keep extra alert so you can easily find your way back down.
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Considered this mountain more than a few times. Agree with Trudel, seems like a reasonable way to get up is from Rainbow Lake....

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Thanks for your replies! Helpful.
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There is a trail that runs up the ridge towards Gin Peak. I saw glimpses of it a few years ago. Due to snow coverage at the time, I'm not sure exactly where it starts or how far it runs.



A map I found online of this supposed trail/route.

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Looking at the Map. Sproatt is a lot closer to the front of the trail, found a snow path and followed it part way up a few years ago. Hope to get up there again, either fall or winter.

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