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Field report: Stevens Lakes trail snow-free for hikers

Chuck and Wendy Huber were among the Spokane Mountaineers volunteering to maintain the Stevens Lake trail in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest near Lookout Pass on June 22, 2013. (Rich Landers)
Chuck and Wendy Huber were among the Spokane Mountaineers volunteering to maintain the Stevens Lake trail in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest near Lookout Pass on June 22, 2013. (Rich Landers)

HIKING — Here's a Saturday Field Report for hikers:

Spokane Mountaineers group led by Lynn Smith maintained and brushed the trail to Stevens Lakes near Lookout Pass. They also picked up and packed out ALL of the litter.

  • Snow is gone up to the lower lake, but snow patches linger at the upper lake, elev. 5,740 feet. 
  • East Fork Willow Creek can be crossed on logs. 
  • Still big cornices looming off Stevens Peak. 
  • Good huckleberry crop brewing.



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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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