Kite Lake Trailhead

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Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby spartan7mg » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:37 pm

I have read that the road is open to the trail head and I wanted to verify if the last mile was too bad for 2WD? The Kite TH page only rates it as a 2.

Thanks.
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Re: Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby MonGoose » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:42 pm

The road was in good shape last weekend and numerous 2WD made it to Kite Lake. If the road is dry, you should be okay.
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Re: Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby spartan7mg » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:45 pm

Thank you. Sounds good.
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Re: Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby t56796 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:28 pm

I drove up in my Outback yesterday, it was fine all the way to the TH. Lots of snow on the trail but there was a good boot pack most of the way. Have fun.
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Re: Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby TakeMeToYourSummit » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:31 am

I'm hoping for an update from anyone up there today... A group of us are planning to hit this tomorrow and are wanting to know how the snow from yesterday effected the road & the hiking route. Thanks!
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Re: Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby TakeMeToYourSummit » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:01 am

We took my 4Runner up there yesterday. My friend felt his Subaru would have made it fine. That said - I wouldn't have liked taking my Buick up it. The repair to the "wash-out" was done nicely & snow was not an issue on the drive or hike. Windy conditions - still managed to have a great day and tag all 5 points of interest.
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Re: Kite Lake Trailhead

Postby spadflyer12 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:50 am

I did it a few weeks back in my VW golf without any trouble. The worst spot for me was actually the very beginning of the road where there is a large speed-bump like mound of dirt that came a little too close for comfort to the underside of my car.

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