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I was looking at maps for this coming year's adventures, and have been eying the Ross Lake area for a while now.  I know most people go up Whiskey Mountain, then down to the lake, but is it possible to skirt around Lake Louise, follow West Torrey about 2/3 of the way to Hidden, then follow the natural draw that runs basically E/W up to Ross?  I am all about cutting needless elevation gain out, and this seems possible IF you can manage to get around Lake Louise and deal with some dead-fall.  Any personal experience?

Just as a side note, I have scoured not only this site, but the entire internet and haven't found many specific references to the area, although it's fairly accessible.  As far as the fishing goes, it looks like cutt/rainbows in Louise, Hidden, and Ross... any fish in the small lakes between Hidden and Ross?  Or the ones up on the cliffs west of Ross?  Mile Long?  I love fishing the high lakes, and only found a few pictures of people with nice bows out of the Ross Lakes.

I'd be going with my brother and dad (we did Hailey/Washakie last year with a lot of side trips - AWESOME!), and we are all in fairly good shape/feel confident on our feet (did Big Sandy to Grave campsite in 9 hours) if that makes a difference for being able to shortcut to Ross Lake.  I'm not a poster at all, but have read literally about every last piece on the Winds, and hope for some input from the experts!  Thanks in advance, I appreciate any input/suggestions.
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The Hidden Lake area has been the scene of rescues because of the incredibly rugged and potentially deadly terrain. It is difficult rockhopping with just a daypack let alone a load for a few days. The pass well below the Whiskey Summit is gorgeous and going that way you will use exponentially less energy than you would rockhopping the way you envision.  Circumnavigating Ross Lake [s] will be challenging enough IMO. WELL worth your time.

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Thanks for the input DC, I've seen those stories about S&R being called out to Hidden.  Do you think it's possible to get around Lake Louise? Have you done any fishing in the area?
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People have negotiated it and I did a long time ago but when I take folks to Lake Louise now very rarely do we cross the outlet but that's the way to go, around the more southern shores. Moose love it over there. Some drops before Hidden.

DON'T DO IT ALONE. Took some folks to Ross a few years back and then did great on Cuts in the 17" range.


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Thanks again DC - it's nice to have someone who's been there give their input!
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