- Type: Hiking
NileGuide Expert Says:
One important rule: NEVER hike up from Cathedral Lake to Electric Pass if there are rainclouds anywhere in the sky! It's named ELECTRIC for a very good reason!
- This is a difficult day hike and strenuous backpack trip. It is recommended to plan an overnight visit. Follow the Cathedral Lake Trail to the first Electric Pass fork and go right. This is the halfway point from the trailhead to Electric Pass. At the next fork you will come to two trails (An old one - blocked off) and a new one that bears left, take the new trail. You'll travel through meadows of wildflowers and be above the tree line. While in the meadows the trail turns right and goes into a series of switchbacks up the ridge on your right. From here you will travel through dangerous loose rock and/or snow. The trail goes up the ridge to the left and winds through the rocks toward the pass. This trail is not maintained and is not recommended for the beginner.
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