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Sky Lakes Wilderness Backpack

This trek in southern Oregon will include visits to several lakes in the Sky Lakes Wilderness area. The trip will start at the Cold Springs trailhead and explore three different lake basins using a combination of backcountry base camps and day hikes. We will also visit the Judge Waldo Tree SE of Island Lake, which was inscribed by J.B. Waldo in 1888. The tree was inscribed during a trip taken by Judge Waldo and four others by horseback from Mt. Jefferson to Mt. Shasta along the Cascade Crest and is believed to be the last known remnant of that trip. J.B. Waldo grew up near Salem, was an Oregon Supreme Court judge, and an early voice for the conservation of the Cascade Forest. Waldo Hills and Waldo Lake are named after him.

Limited to eight people including the leader.

Difficulty: Medium  

Driving distance 550 miles RT.

Hiking distance 32 miles RT.

Elevation gain 2400 feet.

Sunday, September 10, 2023 to Friday, September 15, 2023
Additional Info:
Trip Leader(s):
Ken Roley
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
Payment In Full In Advance Only
The trip leader is the event coordinator. The Trip Leader has the final say over who may participate in the event.