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Washington Backcountry Trails

My snow man


Dewey Lake

Off Trail scenery in October

Definition of terms below
Location: William O. Douglas Wilderness
Directions: Head east on  Hwy 410 head just over Chinook Pass and park near the summit
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation +/- 200 ft elevation gain
Distance: 10+ Miles Roundtrip
Rating: 8 out of 10
Fishing: Did not try
Scenery: great, it was snowing good
Map: Printable Topo Map


Dewey Lake is worth a weekend visit. I am sure people flock to this lake in the summer, because of the easy access.

We decided to go up here as our first outing together. As it worked out we managed to find some snow and enjoy some fine scenery. We did not go all the way to the lake because as we approached the decent to the lake the wind almost was blowing us over, making the snow feel like people throwing rocks at your face.

We did see 2 guys elk hunting, but that was the extent of people.

I may go back someday and hike on past Dewey Lake and try my luck at fishing the American River down to Hwy 410. 

Fishing-- did not try.

 Do it again? No

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