Cairn Basin

Trip recommendations, current conditions, and other trail related Q&A
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backpackermew
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Cairn Basin

Post by backpackermew » June 18th, 2019, 9:51 pm

Thinking about camping in Cairn Basin this coming weekend. Any tips or ideas about snow/mosquitoes there right now? Thanks in advance!

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retired jerry
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Re: Cairn Basin

Post by retired jerry » June 19th, 2019, 6:04 am

I tried to get there a week ago but there was total snow coverage. I found a dry spot to camp near McGeee Creek. There might be dry places in Cairn Basin.

Walking on snow wasn't much more difficult than walking on a trail - lots of tracks to follow.

There were a few bugs, more at lower elevation. Wait a few weeks for the bug explosion.

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