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A short hike to Long Lake

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Little visited Long Lake is away from the most traveled trails in the Sky Lakes Wilderness.

Long Lake is one of the many seldom-seen lakes in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area.

It’s seldom seen because it’s not along the Pacific Crest Trail. And this year Long Lake is been seen even less than usual because it’s not accessible from the south by the Badger Lake Trail. The trail begins at the Fourmile Lake Campground but that departure point is not possible, because the road to Fourmile is closed while the Forest Service makes plans to remove fallen trees and repair damage caused by last year’s wildfires.

Long Lake nap

Bernie Kero catches up on her sleep alongside Long Lake.

Long Lake wildflowers

Wildflowers give color to a meadow at Long Lake.

Long Lake hikers

A trio of hikers enjoys the wide-open spaces of a meadow near Long Lake.

Van Moorham nap

Bill Van Moorham gets some shut-eye near the shore of Long Lake.

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