pcisko wrote:My father and I want to take a three or four day hiking/camping trip this summer up in the mountains. We want to go to a place with good finshing. Does anyone have a recomendataion of a trip like this in the NW washington area? It would be nice to be able to hike to a new lake everyday.
Check out the Pacific Crest trail. Of course it goes all the way between Mexico and Canada. But any of the areas between Snoqualmie and Stevens pass have lots of lakes. I have spent much time hiking in this area. You will want to wait until probably August. Alpine lake trout are not going to be all that big, usually 10-11" and often smaller. They are fiesty fighters and eager for food since being under frozen water for the winter.
If you Google the "Washington Hi-lakers" you can find their website and forum. Somebody may give you a more specific location for a lake or two.
I like Surprise lake located along the P.C. trail between Stevens pass and Skykomish, within a walk of that is Lake Josephine up behind the ski area on Stevens, with access to Janus lake.
There is a large chain of lakes here. If you Google for Big Heart Lake Skykomish.... you should find a google maps pic. at some point that will show you the chain of lakes. There are a lot of reviews of the hike, etc. No, I have not fished these lake, but the first ones I mentioned I have fished with good success. I would not expect anything less from the lakes in that chain.
I hope that I can make the time to this during the coming summer.
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1 ... CAoQ8gEwAA
When you click on the above link.... Look down below the town Skykomish (drag the map) you will find Big Heart lake.
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