The red is huckleberry and the larch is just starting to turn. It will get brighter. This photo is from a little saddle at the highest point of the trail before it descends to the lake, about 1,200 feet above the trail head.
I made it up to Terrace Lake in late June. There was a nice trail and it was a very easy going hike. I was surprised at the size of the lake and then I saw the size of the cutthroats laying at the bottom of the hole where the stream comes down from the upper lake. We ran in to three groups of people while we were up there and I got the worst mosquito bites of my life. The trek to the trail head is quite a long one so I am surprised I saw the other people up there. I suppose this time of year there’s a lot of hunting activity going on around those parts. Good to have you back. Dave
I tried to go up there in May, forgetting that the road is closed until mid June. This trip I didn’t see a soul, although I could see boot tracks in places probably from the weekend before. I’ve heard that the lake has a long history of fishing, even before a decent trail was built. The whole west fork of Fishtrap gets quite a bit of hunting pressure in gun season, but the archers don’t seem to care for it much. Of course I hike during the week anyway to avoid the traffic.
It’s a ways. About 15 miles north on Thompson River Road from Hwy 200 to Forest road 519 that goes to Fishtrap Lake, the about 11 miles up 519 to the West Fork of Fishtrap Road and about 6 miles to the trail head. If you haven’t had enough dust by then I don’t know where you would get more. Sure is pretty back country though!