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Hell for Sure Pass(2000)
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Hell for Sure Lake Trail

2000 Trip

Trail Location and info: The trail starts at Courtright Reservoir which I believe can be gotten to by going up Dinkey Creek Road, but I may be wrong about that. The trail starts off pretty level then gets a little steeper. It is in the trees for awhile until you start to climb up the side of a small valley. You start to get some pretty good views as you climb and by the time you reach Fleming Lake you are out of the dense forest and can get some good views of some of the peaks. After Fleming Lake there are some nice meadows and creeks. Then you start to climb more and the trees get smaller as you approach Disappointment Lake. Disappointment Lake is another beautiful alpine lake, probably not the most beautiful and not the best campsite because of all the granite. After Disappointment Lake you go up more until you reach Hell for Sure Lake. I think this is one of the most beautiful lakes I've been to. Its up on a ridge and has a pretty good view of the valley and it is near some very beautiful peaks. Hell for Sure Pass was pretty steep, but it is pretty short. You can see Hell for Sure Lake below and several other lakes. After the pass you quickly descend into Goddard Canyon. Not a whole more of interest after that. It's a nice walk in the canyon though. You cross the San Joaquin river a few times and then come to Blaney Meadows and the hot springs there. Its a great place to stop and soak in the springs for awhile. The spring is a little hard to find and you have to cross the river. Find the fence that runs somewhat north-south and follow that and you should find the spring. After Blaney Meadow is Florence Lake and you can take the ferry across or go around it. If you just want to go to Blaney Meadow from Florence Lake, click here.

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