Help with Dollar Lake trail access

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retired jerry
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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by retired jerry » November 11th, 2020, 9:44 am

ha, ha,... the fire was below Dollar Lake :)

why did they even name it that?

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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by adamschneider » November 11th, 2020, 10:03 am

Chip Down wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 8:24 am
I heard there was a wildfire fire at/near the lake a couple years ago. Maybe just look for scorched treetops and walk towards them?
The fire didn't touch the lake. Its position is wrong on USGS topo maps.

(Yes, I realize that yours was probably a sarcastic comment. :) )

retired jerry wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 9:44 am
why did they even name it that?
Probably because it was the only label on the map in that neighborhood?

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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by rubiks » November 12th, 2020, 3:28 pm

retired jerry wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 9:44 am
ha, ha,... the fire was below Dollar Lake :)

why did they even name it that?
Maybe reverse psychology works on fires too... Call it the Dollar Lake fire and suddenly it won't burn Dollar Lake. :idea:
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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by retired jerry » November 12th, 2020, 4:14 pm

nice! :)

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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by Don Nelsen » November 12th, 2020, 9:11 pm

This should help. A GPS track from one of my hikes. Dollar Lake is about 300 feet to the west of where most maps say it is.

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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by adamschneider » November 12th, 2020, 11:35 pm

Don Nelsen wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 9:11 pm
This should help. A GPS track from one of my hikes. Dollar Lake is about 300 feet to the west of where most maps say it is.
OpenStreetMap, and any map source derived from it (like Gaia or ThunderForest), has the correct position of both the lake and the trail.

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Re: Help with Dollar Lake trail access

Post by retired jerry » November 13th, 2020, 6:30 am

I've walked to Dollar Lake not on the trail

If you don't find the trail, just find a route up

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