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Trip Report

West Fork Foss River and Lakes

Central Cascades

Trip Report By

WTA Member


Hiked Jul 20, 2019

Type of Hike


Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


Bugs were an annoyance


Snow free

Bear sighting in the forest between Trout and Copper lakes today. Be careful!

As others have noted, mosquitos were an annoyance and ubiquitous enough you’ll probably get some bites even with bug spray and long sleeves. But, it’s not run-to-your-car swarms. Pro tip: bring a friend that the mosquitos like more than you!

Lake water temps were just right for a sea otter, but maybe only flipper dip appropriate for humans.