Packwood Lake #78
Jul 12, 2008
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Packwood Lake
- Region: South Cascades -- Goat Rocks
- Agency: USFS Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Packwood Office
- Trails: Packwood Lake (#78), (#)
- Avg Rating: 3.57
- Be Aware Of
Well, for the first time in 30 years, we had a mess of mosquitoes at Packwood Lake and the trail going in to the lake. The mosquitoes were horrible to say the least. Packwood Lake was and is still beautiful with Johnston Peak out in all it's glory. Lots of people camping at the lake, but very quiet the whole weekend. We used the pipeline road going and coming instead of the trail, thought it would be better and faster going out away from the mosquitoes. Once you get past the repair section on the pipeline road (going towards the trailhead) the mosquito situation is better.
We did a day hike up to Mosquito Lake and yes the mosquito's were bad on that trail also and the weather very hot, 85 degrees.