Chicago Lakes Camping - Mt. Evans

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jdesignedit
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Chicago Lakes Camping - Mt. Evans

Postby jdesignedit » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:48 am

I am looking to do some backcountry camping near the Chicago Lakes along the "Mt. Evans - West Ridge via Chicago Creek" trail route. Are their good spots near the upper or lower lake? (of course 100' or more from the water).
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Re: Chicago Lakes Camping - Mt. Evans

Postby John Landers » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:51 am

There is good camping around the lower lake. The upper lake is above treeline and in a bowl without many flat years suitable for camping where you would be 100 feet away from water.
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Re: Chicago Lakes Camping - Mt. Evans

Postby jdesignedit » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Thanks John!
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Re: Chicago Lakes Camping - Mt. Evans

Postby tlucini » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:27 am

There are a couple good spots in the cluster of trees between the upper and lower lakes. The sites are on the ridge and there is a trail off of the main trail that takes you to these spots. These spots are 100+ feet. There are other spots near the shore of the lower lake that are NOT 100 feet away but always are occupied...

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