Review: Charles Lathrop Pack Forest – Worth A Stop If In The Area

Disclaimer: The following review was based off my first-ever visit to the Charles Lathrop Pack Experimental and Demonstration Forest. During my trip, I explored only a mile or two of trails (Nelder Trail, SFI, and Gessel Memorial Arboretum) until coming across a map that gave me some idea of the much larger trail system there. Up until then, I was utterly confused by the trails. If you do go, either download the Pack Forest trail map beforehand or see a large print version of the map at the Forest’s entrance station. The most accessible trail, the Hugo Peak Trail, begins right at the entrance station and goes for more than two miles while also connecting with other trails.
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