Christian N.

Sacramento, CA

Joined December 2019

PCT SoBo 2019. Just moved back up to Sac after living in Santa Barbara for 6 yrs. Excited to become a weekend warrior!

Stehekin is great, paid campsites though?

These were a little far from the lake for my liking. No views. Nice forest on the hill though! Hidden up and behind the ranger station.

Border or Bust

Starting spot for our PCT SOBO thru-hike in 2019. Woke up to snow on the summer solstice!

Beautiful area (even with the eastern approach to it a burned down forest) and for most of the summer, there are super nice rangers at the cabin there. If you are a thru-hiker, theres oftentimes trail magic here!! Easy hitch down to Mazama.


Awesome views up and down lake. Great stumps in water to jump off of. Cool sand-bar to walk around and enjoy sunset. Clean bathrooms. Nice dock. Flattened sites. Peninsula means views of lake on either side. The only thing I could ask for would be sites closer to the water.

Good campsites, warm-ish water??

Was a little smoky while we were here. Rating it a little low because of annoying kids who definitely weren’t honoring quiet hours after midnight in the site next to us.

Bad mosquitos, rocky beach, uneven ground, but at least there were toilets! I’d recommend picking Pumpkin Mountain campsite or one on the other side of the lake.

Best Campsite on the PNT

Took the site to the farthest north. STUNNING sunset views of Baker and (if you get into the water) Shuksan. Bunch of flat sites, great fire-rings, and even an old dock if you have a boat. No running water, but… there’s a lake right there!

Hiked the whole Baker Lake Trail and from what we saw, this was the best site!

Desert/City Lookout

Great spot along the PCT. Our site even came with a creepy manakin… make sure to look for it and add a sticker!

Each site has its own fire pit and we did not expect to find nice bathrooms here, but they were great!

Beautiful Forest

Awesome spaces, some right next to the PCT. Try to go in fall. Seems like it’s full of great people too, everyone we met was friendly.

Alpine Lakes

This is a great glimpse at what the High Sierra lakes further south look like… but better. Dispersed camp sites all over. (Make sure to follow signs and camp appropriately distanced from the lakes)