Even in mid-summer, the wildflowers were still bloom at the Tiffany Mountains. We camped near the Tiffany Springs campground - on a dead end road. The insects were pretty bad during our stay, but it wasn't too unbearable. One morning I woke up to the sounds of a couple of deer crashing off into the brush - apparently our tent was not a usually sight in their routine morning walk.
We hiked down the road to the Tiffany Mountain trailhead and out to Tiffany Lake. It was a pleasant and pretty moderate hike. There were places along the trail that were "buggy," especially near the lake. We hike though Honeymoon Pass, through a fresh burn, and looped behind Freezeout Ridge. Then we hiked down the mountain back to the road. It was quite a long and exhausting loop, but we were rewarded by the abundance of bird and wildlife and breath taking views.
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Columbia Ground Squirrel
Located: near the Pasayten Wilderness, managed by the
Directions: off of Hwy-20 get on Eastside Chewack Road from Winthrop. Turn onto Forest Road 37. camping available at Tiffany Springs Campground or at turnoffs along the road.
Required permit: none
Trail conditions (including
Tiffany Spring Campground: