Mullan, Idaho
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The two Stevens Lakes are alpine lakes in glacier-carved basins near the Idaho/Montana border. Locally popular with backpackers, the lakes are often the site of Mountain School Snow Practice. Trail needs won't be evident until spring melt, but last year we improved signage, removed winter blowdowns and debris, blocked switchback shortcuts, did some brushing and drainage work, and a little litter pick-up at camp sites. Bring gloves, long pants, sturdy boots, lunch, water, 13 essentials, and branch loppers if you have them. The Mountaineers will provide other tools and safety gear. Trail is about 5 miles RT with 1500 feet of elevation gain to the Lower Lake, which with usual snow conditions is where we stop. To Fernan Ranger Station: In Cd'A, leave I-90 at exit 15 (Sherman Ave), turn left under the freeway overpass and the ranger station will be on your right. We'll carpool from there. If interested, give leader a call or e-mail so tools and refreshments can be arranged.