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Fryingpan Lake Loop
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||Head out to Morton on Hwy 7, turn right onto Hwy 12 and head
east towards Packwood, continue on Hwy 12 turn left on FS 4510 and follow
to the end at Soda Springs Campground.
||1000+ ft elevation gain
||10 + miles roundtrip
||8 out of 10
||Great, forest, meadows and numerous elk, wildflowers
||Printable Topo Map
Fryingpan Lake Loop is worth a weekend visit. Take a raft, it will make
fishing these big lakes a lot more fun.
This hike was a fun trip, the hike is not all that strenuous and the
views are great. On our approach to Jug Lake we sited a few elk grazing in
the trees. There are a couple of places to camp at Jug Lake. The stream
behind the lake is packed full of fish and there area is pretty wide open
for some great scenery.
The hike up to Fryingpan Lake from Jug Lake is easy and there are some
beautiful meadows. There are quite a few campsites scattered around this
lake, the ones on the back side looked most appealing.
There are a lot of horseman in this area so parts of the trail get to
be pretty muddy.
Fishing-- It is good. We had or best luck at Jug Lake fishing in the
middle of the lake. I fished most of the day, taking a nap in the middle
of the lake in my raft while the fishing was slow, and my brother scouted
the hills for the elk herds in the area. He found a bunch and followed
them around for the better part of the day.
Do it again? Yes
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