Knapp Lakes & an Attempt a Hanson Lakes, July 6-9!
The Knapp Lakes part of this hike could very well be the most brutal hike I have ever done! Not only was it predominantly
in a burn area (the most difficult kind of hiking imaginable), but it finally and completely put the kiss of death on any
further attempt at using a Topo map to determine anything. These bloody maps are classic government. A great sounding
idea on the surface, but in the final analysis, almost completely worthless. They were surveyed in the 30's or 40's and apparently
never updated. So they show roads that don't exist, trails that have returned to nature, and simply cannot be used to
determine anything except where the mountains might be.

Elk Lake

Knapp Lake

Hanson Lakes (almost)