Any new pier or proposed modification of a pier on the St. Croix River requires a permit instead of an exemption per 30.12(2m) Wis. Statues. An instant reservation confirmation will be emailed to you. Reach the Pear Lake Ranger Station at mile 5.5 and take the right fork for a half-mile to reach Pear Lake, tucked into a classic granite cirque. Students applying for a work permit through the Lake County Office of Education need to bring the following items to 1152 S. Main Street in Lakeport: To hike Mount Whitney from the east side of the Sierra Nevada, visit Inyo National Forest's website or call them at (760) 873-2483. Step 5: Finalize your reservation and pay fees. Refunds of the per-person portion of the fee will now be available in the event of cancellations or party size reductions. Reach the Pear Lake Ranger Station at mile 5.5 and take the right fork for a half-mile to reach Pear Lake, tucked into a classic granite cirque. Complete solitude for roughly 4 hours. This popular hut sleeps ten and is stocked with stoves, bunks and various other minimalist comforts. Once used as a reservoir, Pear Lake has been successfully restored to its natural state: Backpack into the heart of Sequoia National Park to the beautiful snow-melted Pear Lake in Tokopah Valley. Rewards 1. Proper food storage can protect park wildlife--and you. One other site was taken but no one was around. It has a maximum depth of 32 feet. You do NOT need a permit to remove undergrowth UNLESS you are in an environmentally protected area. Step 6: Go to the designated issuing station to obtain an orientation and have your permit issued I did this two years ago. As of October 1st Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks are open and wilderness trips are allowed. Box 7800 Tavares, Florida 32778 Disclaimer : Contact Us PEAR Park - Nature Center & Conservation Area Students who work in the pear sheds All other work permits, including summer/vacation permits, need to be obtained from your high school or district office. There is 1 individual site and no privy. You must obtain a California Campfire Permit if you plan to build a campfire, use a barbecue or use a stove, unless you are in a developed recreation area (campground or picnic area). You can check space for the date that you wish to start your trip on Recreation.gov. Pear Lake is a great destination for solitude, fishing, and mountain views. Campfire Permits. Refunds for cancellations and party size reductions (>1 week). Advance reservations for wilderness permits can be made using the website Recreation.gov. Directions. HIKE TO: Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear Lake TRAIL: The Lakes Trail MILES: 12.4 miles (15.4 miles according to my tracker) TIME: 1 night (3:30 hr in, 3:45 hr out) DATE I WENT: 10/13/18 - 10/14/18 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 9629 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2625/423 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes for overnight camping LOCATION: Sequoia National Park, California FAQ; It has a maximum depth of 32 feet. There are no, “night drops”. For overnight, you'll need to get a permit but there are beautiful camping spots available at both Emerald Lake and Pear Lake. Mineral King will remain closed for the season and some wilderness closures will be in place. - Winter Alta Peak . If you do not have a permit or the required safety gear, your firewood may be confiscated and you will be asked to leave the property. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Tour two mountain lakes en route to Emerald Lake, a picturesque tarn with stunning views of Hallett Peak and Flattop Mountain, on this popular hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Bear box provided. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the BLM to collect recreation fees at sites and areas that provide certain amenities, and the BLM then uses these fees to maintain and improve these sites. I would recommend this trek for families with backpacking experience WITH children. Water filtration system is necessary to drink the stream and lake water. This is a NOT a beginning-level family backpacking trek due to the altitude, elevation gain and distance of the trek. Beautiful Pear Lake, a 1.1 miles past Emerald, is set amid a world of glacial polished granite slabs and cliffs framed by Alta Peak to the south. Payments for Recreation Department sports are available on-line. You will be able to pay for your permit directly on Recreation.gov. Step 4: Provide information about your group and itinerary. 41 mile Loop. Option: Detour up Mt. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Hundreds of thousands of visitors each year use this site. Enjoy the lush Sequoia forests, creeks, lakes and amazing granite views on the Lakes Trail on the overnight trek to Pear Lake in the glacially carved Tokopah Valley. Reservations can be made between six months and one week prior to your entry date. In order to do this, we require support from members and guests to keep the site operating. The reservation window can be as early as 6 months in advance to one week prior to your desired start date. From Pear Lake, the trail to Hutcheson Lakes cuts across the rocks on a steep contour above the water. Real-time reservation availability can be checked on Recreation.gov. Reservations for the 2021 quota season will open in early January. The way back is all downhill except for a 250-foot elevation gain as you leave Finch Lake. Emailed applications are no longer accepted; go to Recreation.gov to make a reservation. You may pick up a wilderness permit as early as 1:00 PM the day prior to your entry date. KENNEDY MEADOWS to TUOLUMNE MEADOWS: The highlight reel of this 209-mile section includes three national parks, several high passes with heavenly views, two stunning wilderness areas, and not a single road. Permits are only issued during Permitting Desk Operating Hours by trailhead rangers who provide important area information. I think it was a little too risky for our experience level. The trail starts out through beautiful hemlock and silver fir and reaches Top Lake in about 4.5 miles. DAY 2 Retrace steps as this is an out-and-back trek for total mileage of 13.5 miles. Click here to help provide your support or buy a hat or shirt from our store. There’s a limit of six active permits at any given time. No mail, email, or fax reservations requests will be accepted. No campfires allowed, so make sure a backpacking stove is part of your cooking gear. Ability to modify your exit date and itinerary locations through Recreation.gov. The trail switchbacks up steeply before continuing onto the lake… Enter your party size and date range to see quota availability. The lakes are best visited on a long day hike. Wis. Admin. Physical Address: 22 Bear Creek Lake Rd., Cumberland, VA 23040. For more information on permits and trail conditions please visit: Sequoia National Park – Wilderness Permits & Reservations and Trail Conditions. Bring your confirmation email to pick up your wilderness permit at the start of your trip. The section from moose to pear was quite sketchy with lots of loose footing and really steep smearing. Make sure your itinerary conforms to rules and regulations. It’s a 6.5 mile, demanding hike through some of the best wildflower country in Rocky Mountain National Park. The cost of a camping permit is $15.00/night. Step 1: Decide where and when to go. 4. Wear sturdy boots, the trail becomes primarily granite rock after this point.5.6: Arrive at Emerald Lake to the right of the trail and views of Aster Lake, Tokopah Valley to the left of the trail. View High-Resolution Image. Meadow Creek to Fortune Ponds and Pear Lake A lightly traveled trail through the Wild Sky and Henry M. Jackson Wildernesses. Notable changes of the Recreation.gov transition. This requirement is based on the Lower St. Croix Cooperative Management Plan (Appendix B) and NR 118.05(1)(a)2.b. The walk from Pear Lake back to Finch Lake takes about an hour, and from there it is another 2½ hours back to the trailhead. The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike. Starting your trip outside of the parks? Bear box provided. In winter, the Pear Lake Ranger Station doubles as a refuge for backcountry skiers, riders and snowshoers. Sitting at 9,200 feet in a rugged alpine basin within Sequoia National Park, Pear Lake Ski Hut is the highest, and arguably the nicest, of California's winter backcountry huts. A huge expanse of moderately graded slopes and bowls that separates the Pear Lake/Tokopah Valley area from the canyons that drain north into Kings Canyon. Date hiked: Summer: 7/31/19; Winter: 12/12/18. A friend and I started out 2013 with a trip to Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park to snowshoe up to the Pear Lake Ski Hut (followed by a few days at Joshua Tree National Park).To get somewhat acclimated, we spent a night at Wuksachi Lodge (7,000') and tested our gear with a short snowshoe around the Giant Forest sequoia grove. Creating a recreation.gov account will make reservations, payment and issuance a streamlined process. The permits are currently issues on a first come, first serve basis. Obtain water from Pear Creek. Along the way enjoy nice views of Glacier Peak to the north and meadows full of flowers and berries during peak season. There are pit toilets and water can be filtered from the stream coming out of Pear Lake or the lake itself. 2. Pear Lake. Those beginning wilderness trips in the Inyo NF , Sierra NF , Golden Trout portion of the Sequoia NF , or Yosemite NP obtain permits from those agencies which are valid for travel in Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Rae Lakes Loop: Begins at Road's End. Camp under sharp peaks and sharper stars on this 4-day, 20-mile tour along the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park. During the quota season (May 28, 2021 - September 18, 2021) the number of people beginning trips each day is limited by entry point. The landscape is dominated by Mount Copeland, and it is easy to see how glacial ice grinding its way down the slopes Pear Lake-- a big pain to get to, but worth the effort.The Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park has gorgeous alpine lakes along the way, including Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and finally Pear Lake, only 6.1 backbreaking miles (10 km) from the trailhead. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48. The only exception to this is Pear Lake via the Lakes Trail. Enter up to three alternate trip leaders that can pick up the permit in your place. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Pear Lake in Sequoia National Park has long been on our list of places to go, and it rather quickly sprung to the top of our list of possible trips for this weekend – since the park does not take permit reservations in advance for Pear For overnight, you'll need to get a permit but there are beautiful camping spots available at both Emerald Lake and Pear Lake. Please fill out the permit legibly. HIKE TO: Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear Lake TRAIL: The Lakes Trail MILES: 12.4 miles (15.4 miles according to my tracker) TIME: 1 night (3:30 hr in, 3:45 hr out) DATE I WENT: 10/13/18 - 10/14/18 DIFFICULTY: moderate ELEVATION: 9629 ft ELEVATION GAIN/ LOSS: 2625/423 ft HIKE PERMIT: yes for overnight camping LOCATION: Sequoia National Park, California We are very sad to announce that the Pear Lake Winter Hut will be closed for this winter’s 2020-2021 season. Find the name of and quota limit for your desired trailhead on the Wilderness Trip Planner or at Recreation.gov. You must obtain a California Campfire Permit if you plan to build a campfire, use a barbecue or use a stove, unless you are in a developed recreation area (campground or picnic area).. Day two Retrace your route to the trailhead for a 12-mile overnighter. Animal-resistant food storage containers (bear canisters) are still required in most of the park, but may not be available for rental. The lakes are best visited on a long day hike. Once your payment is made, you will receive an email confirmation at the email address on your Recreation.gov account. Select your exit point, exit date, and nightly itinerary to the best of your ability; these can be modified later but providing an accurate itinerary will save you time a the trailhead. Lake Pearl Parking Permits are available on-line only and by clicking on the link below. Pear Lake cabin is available to the public from December to April (weather, snow and trail conditions may change closure date). No account is needed to view availability or permit information, but you’ll need to register for an account to make a reservation and make payment at Recreation.gov. Pear Lake - 13.0 Miles Round-Trip Pear Lake (10,582') is located 6.5 miles from the Finch Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.This lightly used trail is highlighted by aspen groves, Finch Lake and long stretches of moss-draped forests en route to the lake. For trips of 500 miles or more along the Pacific Crest Trail, you may obtain a permit from the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Enjoyably done as a backpacking trip with a round trip distance of just over 16 miles and an elevation Getting There The shortest and easiest route to the lakes is via the Lakes Trail, which shares the same parking lot as the Alta Peak Trailhead . shadows creeping in on Pear Lake - 080413 by clifton dobbie, on Flickr sunset atop Alta Peak by clifton dobbie, on Flickr 100_4534 by clifton dobbie, on Flickr Wish could say slept well at Pear, was not meant to be. Bring you entire party to the orientation. Step 2: Create a Recreation.gov account (optional). Wilderness Permit: A permit is required backpacking to Pear Lake. A permit can be obtained at Lodgepole Visitor center the day of your hike or after 1 p.m. the day before you hike. Family Backpacking: Pear Lake is a great location to experience a more “challenging” family backpacking trek with a few “car camping” touches as in pit toilets and designated bear vaults. Box 7800 Tavares, Florida 32778 Disclaimer : Contact Us PEAR Park - Nature Center & Conservation Area Younger toddlers should secured in carrier and older toddlers/children should hold an adults hand in case of tripping until just before arriving to Heather Lake.4.5: Arrive at Heather Lake, the first of four lakes on the Lakes Trail over the remaining two miles. Remote Backcountry Feel: This is a popular day-hike (to Heather Lake) in a very accessible area of Sequoia National Park but heading out to Pear Lake, you will feel like you are in the remote backcountry of Sequoia National Park surrounding by fresh snow-melt lakes. FLREA Revenue and Spending Plans. Canyon views, high alpine lakes, vistas. Follow this 9.9-mile loop through vibrant wildflower displays and past snow-fed streams to a huge alpine lake with unbeatable campsite views of Mount Meeker. The fee is non-transferable, not for use in future years and is not for re-sale. Pear Lake Backcountry Campsite is a single site on the northeast side of Pear Lake, a crystalline lake at the base of 13,176-foot Copeland Mountain on the south side of Wild Basin.The site, sitting in an open forest of The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike. Pear Lake is a moderate, 12 mile round trip backpack trip with 2,600 ft in elevation gain. HIKE TO: Heather Lake, Aster Lake, Emerald Lake and Pear Lake TRAIL: The Lakes Trail MILES: 12.4 miles (15.4 miles according to my tracker) TIME: 1 night (3:30 hr in, 3:45 hr out) DATE I … Camp in a designated site (permit required). You may pick up your wilderness permit as early as 1:00 pm the day prior to your entry date or no later than 9:00 am on the morning of your entry date. Step 3: Go to the designated issuing station to get oriented, have your permit issued and pay the fee. Features Boat Landing (1) Public land or park within 1000 feet of the lake (1) Fish ... finally booked two days at the Lodgepole campground in early September so I could be positive of getting a wilderness permit for the Lakes trail. Take a day or a three-day weekend for a challenging 20.2-mile climb to the roof of the Lower 48, and see why Muir called it a paradise of rock and light. Pear Creek leading into Pear Lake at sunset, Copeland Mountain and Elk Tooth in the background, summer time, Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado During the sunset a group of three hiked up to the lake, I was surprised to see other people on the trail so late in the evening, but I’m glad they got to witness a nice sunset. The advanced level ski/snowshoe trail offers a chance to explore the beautiful wilderness of the Sierra Nevada mountains during the winter months with a cozy cabin waiting for you at the end of your day. Note that high demand for a limited number of camping spots makes it difficult to obtain a backpacking permit for the Lakes Basin. Summits, swimming holes, and trout abound. You can also e-mail at seki_wilderness_office@nps.gov ahead of time. Wilderness permits for the following trails are only issued from the Road's End Permit Station. On-Line Payment Recreation Department. You will pay the fee of $15 per permit plus $5 per person at the issuing station. Travelers entering the parks from the Jennie Lake Wilderness obtain a Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs permit for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entrance. Important Changes in 2021 Soak in a series of refreshing swimming holes in Sequoia National Park. Lake County BCC 315 West Main St. P.O. Pear has nice sandy beaches and provides anglers with quality fishing for the Rainbow Trout. The official mileage to Pear Lakes is 6.2 miles (12.4 miles round trip) but the added mileage is from lake exploring and walking around with children. Keep an eye out for marmots!3.6: Arrive at the Watchtower “view point” and take in the sheer granite Tokopah Valley. Pear Lake Backcountry Campsite. If you will be entering Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks but starting your trip outside of the parks you can generally obtain your permit for your entire itinerary from the agency where your trip begins (e.g. If you will be accessing the park through the Jennie Lakes wilderness (Sequoia National Forest), obtain a permit following the steps above for the JO Pass, Belle Canyon, or Sugarloaf entry points. Pear Lake is a 50 acre lake located in Washburn County. Find the name and quota limit for your desired entry point on the Wilderness Trip Planner or at Recreation.gov. For information about other changes and the availability of services in the parks, please visit our current conditions page. Decide where you want to go by looking at the Trail Descriptions, the Park Atlas and Trail Conditions web pages or by visiting Recreation.gov. You can list up to 3 alternate trip leaders. There are pit toilets at Emerald Lake and campgrounds (permit required).6.2: Continue straight (slight right) at the Pear Lake Ranger Station split off.6.75: Arrive at Pear Lake. With reduced services in the parks, it is particularly important that visitors plan ahead and arrive prepared for their trip. Set up camp at the designated 12 campsites. I've seen a lot of trip reports that extend to Moose Lake, and I'm wondering if anyone could provide directions or the best resources to guide me from Pear Lake to Moose Lake. Family Backpacking TripTemp: Low 70’s F Sunny/High 40’s F (Early Summer)Who: Two Adults, one young child and one toddler (partially carried)Family Gear: One backpacking backpack, one framed kid carrier, one child backpack, hiking poles & backpacking gearFood: Two Lunches - Backpacker Magazine Chicken Curry Wrap and Chasqui Mom's Mountain Spicy Taco; One Dinner – Backpacker Magazine's Cheesy Sausage Pasta, One Breakfast – Chasqui Mom's Gruyere & Bacon Hashbrowns. Beautiful Pear Lake, a 1.1 miles past Emerald, is set amid a world of glacial polished granite slabs and cliffs framed by Alta Peak to the south. The information you provide on your self-issued permit may be helpful in a search and rescue incident . The structure is more accurately called the Pear Lake Backcountry Ski Hut. Code. At this time, we are also planning to resume in-person, “walk-up” permit issuance for the 2021 quota season. You DO need a permit if the tree is over a certain size and type. Frontcountry camping is also limited and camping outside of established campgrounds such as trailhead parking lots is not permitted. Reservations are available for most, but not all entry points. Pear Lake is a 50 acre lake located in Washburn County. So pick a promising day and get an early start to enjoy this gorgeous place. Decide where you want to go by looking at Trail Descriptions, the Park Atlas and Trail Conditions. Integrated payment and the ability to pay entry fees and make campground reservations at the same time you make a permit reservation on the recreation.gov website. Go to Recreation.gov. Pear Lake cabin is available to the public from December to April (weather, snow and trail conditions may change closure date). Watch our series of short films to learn about wilderness best practices, including human waste, hygiene, and food storage. Rangers are not available to answer questions at the trailhead. Access our lottery and online permit systems. Your confirmation letter is not a wilderness permit and cannot be used for overnight travel. Click here for the Lake Pearl Parking Permit Rules and Regulations. Email communications about trail closures, advisories and important information through Recreation.gov. When you have a permit and are cutting firewood on Mosaic forest lands, you must wear: Chainsaw Pants; Sturdy Work Boots; Eye and Ear Protection; Random onsite checks are made for permits and safety equipment. Horses are also able to use this trail. Finch Lake and Pear Lake Trail is a 12.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Situated at 9,200 feet in the shadow of Alta Peak, it makes a perfect base camp for exploring the area and bagging Alta Peak. 2. Families can still enjoy the California Sierra backcountry without having to hike long distances. After seeing the awe-inspiring General Sherman, The … The entire season opens up for reservations on the evening of Feb 28, so be sure to have all your research done and fill out all of your permit forms so you can email them in the moment it opens! Self-issue wilderness permits are available at the nearest permit-issuing station .There is no fee for self-issue permits. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Department at (508) 384-5427. 3. Climb without crowds to the state's top mountain view on this 9.6-mile out-and-back in Sequoia National Park. A recreation fee is required. Wilderness permit instructions. 3. Note: To access the lake, a Restore the Wild Membership, Virginia hunting license, freshwater fishing license, boat registration, or an access permit is required. Mileage: Finch Lake: 8.6 miles roundtrip from trailhead; Pear Lake: 12.4 miles roundtrip from trailhead; Hutcheson Lakes: 16 miles roundtrip from trailhead. Campsites at Pear Creek offer somewhat more weather protection than those at Pear Lake. Step 3: Check availability and select your entry point, entry date, and party size. There is no fee for self-issue permits. Wilderness Permit: A permit is required backpacking to Pear Lake. Best practices for traveling with stock in wilderness areas, 47050 Generals Highway Sequoia NP / NF. Also known as "Skier's Alta" or more technically "Peak 11,328", this is actually the highest point on the Alta Peak ridge, about 3/4 mile NE of Alta Peak. Sitting at 9,200 feet in a rugged alpine basin within Sequoia National Park, Pear Lake Ski Hut is the highest, and arguably the nicest, of California's winter backcountry huts. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. Enjoy backcountry camping! The Wolverton to Pear Lake Ski Hut winter route follows nearly the same route as the popular summer Lakes Trail that leads up to Heather, Aster, and Pear lakes. © 2020 Pocket Outdoor Media Inc. All Rights Reserved, National Park Service – Sequoia National Park. As a day hike, plan to spend all day since you'll undoubtedly pause at each lake … Because of the pandemic, we are working on safety measures to make this possible while protecting visitor and employee health. Your confirmation letter will include details of where to pick up your permit. We hope to welcome all of you back next season. Wilderness permits cost $15 plus $5 per person within the quota season. BWCA.com provides this resources to all for free. Pear has nice sandy beaches and provides anglers with quality fishing for the Rainbow Trout. If you do not make arrangements for a late pickup, your reservation will be canceled at 9:00 am and your spot(s) may be given to people waiting for walk-up permits. Outside of the quota season, you can self-register for your wilderness permits at the nearest permit-issuing station and no fee is charged. Pear lake is 1.5 miles beyond Top lake. Pear Lake - 13.0 Miles Round-Trip Pear Lake (10,582') is located 6.5 miles from the Finch Lake Trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park.This lightly used trail is highlighted by aspen groves, Finch Lake and long stretches of moss-draped forests en route to the lake. Step 2: Create a Recreation.gov account. Family Backpacking: This overnight trip was completed by two adults, one child (hiked the entirety) and one partially carried toddler. Outside the quota season (September 20, 2020 – May 28, 2021), wilderness permits are free, self-issued, and are not limited to daily entry quotas. Lake County BCC 315 West Main St. P.O. Prep 1. Camping & Permit at Mt.Langley: 6:34: Nevada, Missing Paraglider Pilot: 4:08: Death at Granite Peak, Montana: 10:44: Personal Websites: 7:10: Rock Creek Lake to the JMT: 6:16: SummitPost. Lake Pearl Wrentham is a uniquely designed multi event property that provides private entryways for every event space, dedicated restroom facilities for each group, separate cocktail/pre-function spaces with private bars and connected salons/wedding suites with en-suite restrooms. Outside the quota season ( September 20, 2020 – May 28, 2021 ), Wilderness permits are free, self-issued, and are not limited to daily entry quotas. BY MELISSA AVERY, Chasqui Mom, Trip Stats Distance: 13.5 miles - Overnight Backpacking with Children Trail Type: Out and Back Moving Time: 8 hours 20 minutes – Actual Time: 7 hours (each day) More Information: National Park Service – Sequoia National Park. Hike cross-country through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to a pocket of dreamy lakeside camps on the John Muir Trail. Reservations can be made beginning up to 6 months in advance of the desired trip date. You will also need to bring proof of your identity. Permits are available free of charge at offices of the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), or online at readyforwildfire.org . Carefully choose your entry point and entry date – these cannot be modified later without creating a new reservation. Sequoia Parks Conservancy is the official 501.c.3 nonprofit partner of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (National Park Service) and Lake Kaweah (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Rent or buy an appropriate food storage container before arriving in the park. Thank goodness the smearing wasn’t any steeper or we could have gotten stuck/slipped. Pear Lake, being closer to timberline, is much more open than Finch Lake, with unimpeded views on all sides. the Inyo, Sierra, or Sequoia national forests, or Yosemite National Park). Said goodbye at 8 am the next morning with plans to return with buddy to cross country Moose Lake. Camp in a designated site (permit required). Explore the full Pear Lake hike profile below for trail map, driving directions, and more tips and details to help you enjoy this adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park. If it’s your first time camping in Rocky Mountain National Park, you are required to watch a 7 minute safety video.When I got the back country camping permit it was accompanied by a rudimentary map of the area. So pick a promising day and get an early start to enjoy this gorgeous place. BWCA.com provides this resources to all for free. Directions from Pear Lake to Moose Lake. Bring you entire party to the orientation. The granite mountain views after climbing out of Healther Lake are incredible. The grade stays pretty level, and views of the basin flicker behind the thick tree cover. From U.S. Route 60 in Cumberland, go west on Route 622 and south on Route 629 to the park entrance. Pear Lake. Lots of additional snacks. After passing Finch Lake, the trail makes its way to the higher, Pear Lake where Copeland Mountain appears to shoot straight from its shores into the sky. You can help protect the forest from wildfires by knowing and following rules for the safe use of fire. 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Step 1: Decide where you want to go by looking at Trail Descriptions, the Pear Lake pit...