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Ancient Lakes — Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017

Central Washington

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Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

We had the Ancient + Dusty Lakes to ourselves this weekend. We were afraid of the air quality from the Central Cascade fires, but we had blue skies and fresh desert air. We had a 0.5 mile hike from our car and a 1 mile hike to Dusty Lake below our campsite. It was perfect. I recommend it as a wildfire getaway backpacking trip.