Anyone backpacking Rae Lake Loop in September?

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by thegib » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:09 am

You may have to carry more stuff if you go alone, but solitude is a special reward and well worth trying at least once. The Rae lakes loop follows very established trails and would make an excellent choice for a beginner solo trip. Don't let your partner's absence stop you.

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by Bascuela » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:37 pm

Very well said. Don’t let this be the reason why you didn’t go! The Rae Lakes Loop is a very populated trail. If you’re a novice backpack then I think this is a GREAT hike to solo on! Now, the question is just the added weight to your bag. Plan accordingly, and have fun!

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by MarieP » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:52 pm

Why not do it solo? Tons of people hike JMT and PCT, not to mention other backpaking trips, on their own. Plus, on this popular trail, you'll never be alone!

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by jareds » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:52 pm

i might be down, looks sweet! let me ask my wife and my work and i'll DM you.

(worst case if you're sketched on going solo don't bail just do a shorter version or something!)

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