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Southern Utah trail info request - GOT McGath Lake?

Discussion in 'Trails - Events - Expeditions' started by LandCruiserPhil, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. LandCruiserPhil

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    Looking to venture out in Southern Utah to McGath Lake trail for some cool high elevation. Trail has a higher than average difficulty rating making it more interesting. Not a lot of info anywhere just reaching out to see if anyone been before. Looks like traction should not be a problem with all the hikers on the trail.:grinpimp:

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    I am not familiar with that lake but the Boulders offer some excellent backcountry exploring and fishing too. Bring your pole. Sounds like a great spot and worth a visit. I will be interested in hearing a report.
     
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    Ran McGath Lake trail last week solo I was the first tracks for a while.:D A fun trail when dry, muddy or heavy rain you are not going to make it. Much is off camber to a point of no return, two water crossing and 3 steep climbs but with a nice reward.

    The Lake is pristine at ~9500' in heavy bear country. I was at the lake for 15 minutes and it started to rain lightly. :( After 10 minutes the rain turned to hail. At that point I made the decision to head back. Short heavy rain you will stuck for a few hours, much more than 15 minutes of heavy rain you are there for at least overnite. I did made it out without drama.

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    Thanks for the follow up report Phil. Sounds like a good mountain trail. Do you have a pictures of the crossings or trail? Lockers needed when trail is dry?

    I may have to check that out next time we head to Utah.
     
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    Good driver will make it without lockers dry.
     
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    SWB, lockers, armored, turbo 3B and 33's: doable?
     
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    See #5 post:D
     
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    Perfect.