Lake of the Horns (LOTH)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
No
Trip Date: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Elevation Gain (m): 
750
Total Distance (km): 
23.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

I still don't know if there's an easier way up or not but we were on trail and followed a ribbon up the headwall which led to the continuation of the trail. It was much harder than Carnarvon Lake due to the lack of chains and severe exposure. Definitely harder than a hike and moderate to SC6+ scrambling.

Map

Trip Report

After a few intense days of backpacking and scrambling five summits, Kaycie and I were ready for a relaxing day by a gorgeous and remote backcountry lake. So that's exactly what we did. When doing research for our trip, I'd relied heavily on Matt Clay's August, 2015 trip where he and Sandra backpacked into Weary Creek Gap before traversing up and over Mount Muir before being turned back at the Carnarvon Lake chains. I had changed things up, based on his experience, choosing to ascend, rather than descend the chains. Since our original plans called for a much longer trip, I was keen to extend ours by at least a day and came up with an intriguing option to spend a day and night camping at Lake of the Horns (LOTH) from our Weary Creek bivy.

 


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Comments

What an incredible journey with who I'm assuming is your daughter. I have two daughters aged 12 and 14 and I would love to get them out there for a couple of days. They are both extremely fit and accomplished athletes, participating in Gym climbing and Gymnastics. What level of fitness would be required for this hike? This looks absolutely incredible. Well done.

Thanks - it was a great trip! I think your daughters would be more than fine - assuming they like hiking / camping in wilderness? (There's no outhouses out there. :)) The only other catch is the river crossings, but they seem old enough that they should have no troubles.

Wow! Such a nice trip! I think the GPX file is not working for download... thanks!

Thanks for pointing that out to me! The GPX wasn't uploaded for some reason. I've fixed it now.

You are the best!

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