Scouting Hike- Kangaroo Lake to Bull Lake 11-1-19

Photos by Jerry and Rich, Track by Jerry

Summary

John, Rich and Jerry headed south to test the above hike, highly recommended by Francie. We headed down I-5, then off near Gazelle to catch the Gazelle Callahan Road. It is very good road which you follow for 17 miles to  a left turn for Kangaroo Lake. The road is paved and just under 7 miles to the parking for the Fen Trail, just before the Kangaroo Lake parking. An hour and 35 minutes from Rite Aid.  Note that Kangaroo Lake has brand new toilets, cement sidewalks etc. The Lake is at 6,000 feet.

We climbed the Fen Trail to a saddle; before that stopping at a great overlook of the Lake. From the saddle there is magnificent view of the mountains, from the Ashland area right around to the Trinity Alps. A short way over the saddle we caught the PCT to Bull Lake. We stopped briefly above Robbers Meadow then continued to the Bull Lake Overlook. Aside from the views of the Lake there was a full view of Mount Eddy. Rich and Jerry descended to the lake for lunch.

So we found an 8-mile hike, with an option to add another mile to the Lake and back, fabulous views, about 1,500 feet total ascent, and an overlook at 7,100 feet. This will be a staple of the Monday Group schedule. If the weather holds we will schedule it right away.

Track download: Kangaroo Lake to Bull Lake 11-1-19.gpx

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Z01 A FEW PHOTOS OF OUR SCOUNTING HIKE.jpg
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Z02 LOCATED ON GAZELLECALLAHAN RD BELOW YREKA.jpg
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Z03 FEN TRL CONNECTS TO PCT.jpg
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Z05 STARTLEING MONKEY ROCK.jpg
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Z06  HARD TO READ PCT SIGNS AS USUAL.jpg
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Z08 PASSING SEVERAL TINY LAKES.jpg
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Z10 OUR FREQUENT COMPANION.jpg
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Z12 CARNIVOROUS COBRA PLANT.jpg
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