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Island Lake Backpacking Trip

This is a great beginner backpacking trip! We leave Del Oro right after school on a Friday and drive up to Carr and Feeley Lakes near Grouse Ridge Fire Lookout. From the trail head, we hike a short distance, around two miles,  to our camp at Island Lake. The lake is beautiful and surrounded by a mix of pine trees and barren rock. The next day we hike to Glacier Lake. A smaller lake backed by spectacular Black Buttes. We return to camp and make dinner before going to bed. On Sunday morning we wake up early and for those interested there is a voluntary hike up the near by Falls Creek Mountain. From the top of the mountain, views of the Sierra Buttes, the Coast Range, and Sierra Nevada mountains and canyons are in every direction. After returning to camp, we quickly pack up and drive to Auburn for some delicious grub. We arrive back at Del Oro around 3:00pm.