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Old 07-20-2015, 09:49 PM
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Back To Echo Lake and Lake Aloha

I hiked from Echo Lake to Lake Aloha with 2 friends last weekend. Similar trip to last year. Weather was pretty nice. Got in a extra loop to see Lake Heather. Total 16 miles in 2 days.

Nice thing about this trail is there are plenty of water sources along the way, despite our 3 year drought in California.

A couple of wins equipment-wise on this trip:

1. Base pack weight was 17.7 pounds; about 2.3 pounds lighter than my last trip.
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:59 AM
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Backpack: Gregory Shasta, Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
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Great trip report. Thanks for sharing it. I'm particularly glad to hear of the water situation. I NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-23-2015, 11:11 PM
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