Re: Camping around Charlotte Lake?
- There is a two night camping limit for sites between Pinchot Pass and
Forester Pass. Furthermore, there is a one night limit at Rae Lakes.
There is a summer occupied ranger station at Charlotte Lake, (Ranger
Dave) primarily there to aid and watch over the climbers on Charlotte
Dome. LAST, NOT LEAST, - This is bear can territory, it's a $150 fine
if you don't have one or leave your food unguarded. There is a food
locker at the lake.
Depending where you are coming from there are a few ways to work
around these restrictions. If coming N->S stop at Rae Lakes, 1 night
at the first lake, another at the second. Then move towards Charlotte.
It's about 1/2 day hike from Rae to Charlotte. Kearsarge Lake is
another possibility, only a few hours from Charlotte. Vidette Meadow
has a number of sites but it's a bit of a climb down into the
drainage. If you're coming the other way then Vidette may be the
place to stay a day or two before moving up.
Check with the seki backcountry office (www.nps.gov/seki - look for
"contact us" on left margin) they are usually quite responsive.
--- In email@example.com, "Julio" <Patronio@...> wrote:
> I am planning to camp for few nights in Charlotte Lake as I wait for
> my hiking partner to join me on the John Muir Trail. Somewhere I read
> that camping around that particular lake is limited to two nights. Is
> that true?Is it patroled by Rangers? Where can I confirm such issue?