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Lackawaxen Lake

The Aspens should be beautiful around this time.  See the photo below which Chris took mid-September last year.  This hike is very scenic with great views of Heber Valley. It's also somewhat obscure, so much less busy than places like Dog Lake in the summer.  

It's about 4 miles round trip - and not very difficult, although there are a couple of steep sections. The trail begins at the summit of Guardsman Pass. We'll hike past Bloods Lake, then on to Lackawaxen Lake. There will be plenty of water and swim-time for the dogs at our final destination.  The elevation is around 9500 feet.

It has recently been brought to my attention that the first lake we pass by, Bloods Lake, is a water source for Camp Cloud Rim (a Girl Scouts facility).  So, please, out of respect for the facility and the girls drinking the water, keep your dogs out of Bloods Lake on these hikes.

 I've limited the RSVPs to 20 due to parking constraints at Guardsman Pass.  If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to make room for someone else.  Thanks! 


For those of you that would like to see a map: or

We'll meet at the park and ride at the mouth of Big Cottonwood.

This hike is in Wasatch County and is outside of the watershed area:
As long as Guardsman Pass is open, dogs may be transported in vehicles through Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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  • Erin

    We might be there but we are unsure at this time. Due to working on a remodel.

    September 14, 2013

    • Jillian

      Thanks, Erin.

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notice. Husband going out of town and I'm bringing him to airport! Hope to catch up another time!!

    September 14, 2013

    • Jillian

      Thanks for letting us know. Hope to meet you soon...

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was just reminded of a workshop that I am in on Sunday and thus can't join you this time. Glad there are others waiting and one of them can go.

    September 11, 2013

  • Karen

    My first hike with you: will have one to three of my Border Collies. Imagine you will be easy to identify in the parking lot! :)

    September 10, 2013

    • Jillian

      Hi Karen - yes, we're easy to find - no one else is usually there at that hour except for a few mountain bikers...looking forward to meeting you!

      September 10, 2013

  • Jillian

    I've opened this up to a few more people, assuming that some on the list now won't make it. As always, please keep your RSVPs updated so we know who to expect and wait for. Thanks and see you next week!!

    September 8, 2013

    • retrievethis

      I changed mu RSVP to no..

      September 8, 2013

    • Jillian

      That's too bad...we'll miss you and my dogs will miss your dogs' toys and treats!!

      1 · September 8, 2013

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