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Me and Arfcomhkr are making a trip over there in a week or so, and I have heard about this lost meadow several times, but never really figured out where it is.

We plan on hiking from Huckleberry down to High Meadows, to  the creek, and from there who knows where, eventually to come out on Swallow Rock on Gandy.  We're making it a 2 night trip, so I figure we'll have some time to explore.  Figured we'd look for this meadow.  So where exactly is it  :D
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See this map.

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Thanks.  Looks like it may have been part of a trail that went a lot further to the north at one time.  I have marked the spot on my GPS, so hopefully we will catch it.

Is there any good camping spots there??  are they on water??
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no water.  once you enter the meadow, take a left at a cairn and head up the hill to a fire ring.  plenty of room for tents...obviously.   it's pretty easy to find cause there's a well beaten path that leads right to it, it's also hard to miss if you follow the litter.  i was up there in march and there was a couple frying pans, a rolling trash can, endless plastic bags, beer cans....the list goes on.
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You could camp anywhere in the meadows. I was there in May 2010 and at the time there was water right where you cut off the Lumberjack Trail. Kind of a boggy area. I do believe this is part of the old trail that continued on. We attempted to follow it past the Lost Meadow but after a while on the old railroad grade decided that the trail probably went on the other side of the knoll. Enjoy.


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The trail is a continuation of the Lumberjack Tr which is an old RR grade. We did the same as V, following the old grade to the right after crossing the Lost Meadow. It was not interesting at all. Never could find a trail on the left.

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We'll hit it up and explore it, but since there is no water, I doubt we'll camp there, as we don't pack a lot of water, unless we have to.

I'm not too sure how easy things we'll be to find in those fields either, as the grass is probably pretty high, covering up anything we may need to see, like cairns and such.
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The cairn was enormous, easy to spot in high grass.  Let us know how it goes.
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Grass was not high at all.

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I'll make sure to post up some pics.  Arfcomhkr has never been up high meadows, although he has done basically all of Seneca Creek area.  I haven't done any of it so it's all new to me.
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