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Dorothy and Pugsley Lakes
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||By Stevens Pass
||Head out Hwy 2 towards Stevens Pass, turn off at the Miller Creek Road and follow it to the end of the road and the trailhead.
||Easy hike into Dorothy, bushwhack into Pugsley
||4100 ft elevation elevation gain to Pugsley Lake
||6.5 Miles Roundtrip
||8 out of 10
||Rugged, big lake, lots of people around Dorothy
||Printable Topo Map
Dorothy Lake is well worth a visit if it is not a weekend in the
summer-otherwise half of Washington will be up there with you. I have been
there when the road had so many cars on it that the hike just to get to
the trailhead was almost as long as the hike from the trailhead to Dorothy
On this particular trip we headed into Dorothy Lake and going into
Lake Pugsley was an afterthought. We
hiked into Dorothy blew up our rafts and rowed to the back side where the
outlet from Pugsley comes in. We camped there and in the morning
bushwhacked up to Lake Pugsley. There was still a bunch of snow at Pugsley
so fishing was out of the question.
On our hike out the park ranger said
she does not see many people with rafts up at Dorothy-- let alone camping
on the back side of the lake.
There are some good spots to camp on the back side of Dorothy and some
nicer ones up at Pugsley--- and you probably won't have any camping
Do it again? Maybe, if I wanted to take someone on a short
hike into the wilderness and do a short bushwhack into a lake.
There is not a
trail to Pugsley Lake, it may be a dangerous
adventure if you are not an experienced
backcountry nut and/or don't have the
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