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Fisher Lake Cirque U-4

May 8, 2015

Elevation: 7,530’
Rank: 9
Coordinates: 48.837N, 116.569W
Trailhead: Big Fisher Lake Trail, No. 41 Trailhead elevation 5,410’ (not sure)
Estimated Time: 2.5 - 3 hours

South Ridge
Class 1
4.75 miles, 2120’ elevation gain (2,320’ net)

This is similar to Myrtle Peak in that the trail simply passes close to a high point in route to a lake. In this case the trail reaches the high point along the trail before dropping northwest into the basin that holds Big Fisher Lake. Go all the way to the top until you can see the lake. Look immediately to your right and until you spot a use trail that runs the short ridge to the top of U-4. It is no more than 200’ to the top from here. The “trail” runs close to the cliffs that drop precipitously toward the east side of Big Fisher Lake. Take care along this route. If you feel uncomfortable, move to the right and into the small pines. They are all the way to the top.

Once you reach the summit you will see a small cairn marking the top. From here, look directly north along the ridge that connects to U-1.

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