Part of the excitement of our new volunteer role is an opportunity to enjoy a part of the state not as familiar to us.
Fish Lake works best for dispersed camping, more so than backpacking.
The dispersed camping opportunities abound. Besides finding a spot near Pando, we found a site a short walk from the fifteen-mile-long Lakeshore National Recreational Trail.
This well-marked and maintained loop around Fish Lake proved an excellent intro to the area.
With views along the lake, through the resort areas (including a circa 1930s lodge), and above the rim, it gave various views and made an excellent day-long hike.
An ice cream stop a few miles from our campsite along the way did not hurt, either. 🙂
After a relaxing evening in camp, we went on an ~10-mile r/t hike to the highpoint of the area.
The summit area reminded me of my old stomping grounds of the Lost Creek Wilderness in Colorado.
After the hike down and making our way back to the truck, we took the meandering way back home and noted future places we wish to see. I know we’ll spend more time in Fish Lake and nearby. So much to see here!