Lake 45.9292, -121.6343
Updated: Nov 28, 2022
An unnamed, swampy, tiered lake along FS 8631 in Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Lake Name: Unnamed (Lake 45.9292, -121.6343) Lake Coordinates: 45.9292, -121.6343 Lake Elevation: 2779′ Access: Drive up Location: S of Mann Butte on FS 8631 Note: I don’t know if this would be classified as a “lake,” but since it’s an area where water collects, I’ll label it as that. It is swampy. Date: 5-4-21
I was exploring backroads with my mom. Due to snow levels, I hadn’t been able to make it to some lakes I was hoping I might be able to. I saw two small bodies of water along a creek on my map. So we decided to explore the road that led to it and if snow didn’t stop us, we could see what the bodies of water were.
As we got to the area I’d seen on the map, it looked like a swampy area. There was a strong smell of skunk cabbage. I was able to see some water so we stopped along the side of the road and I walked down to the edge of the water. There was a creek and a little waterfall, like 1 foot tall. There were tiered pools of water and sun bleached trees. It was so cool. I wasn’t able to get a good picture that really showed the tiered pools.
We continued down the road and stopped again at another point where we went down to the water’s edge again. There was a huge pool of water. My mom walked out on a fallen tree that went out to the pond. It’s a pretty place.
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How to get there (from Trout Lake, WA)
Take Hwy 121 out of Trout Lake, WA for 6.4 miles. Turn left on FS 86 and continue for 2.8 miles. Proceed toward the left on FS 8631 for 1.7 miles. The swampy lake area is along the right side of the road.
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