Backpacking Options June 20
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Hi and thank you in advance for your help.
I have a backpacking trip planned for the Seven Devils on June 20th. The guidebooks I initially read said this area was hikable in June. Subsequent guides say most likely in July.
Anyway, I cant change my dates and I've contacted the Ranger Station and they said the road still has snow drifts after the 11 1/2 mile mark. The weather is suppose to improve but my gut feeling is is that the road will still be blocked on June 20th. So, I'm looking for a backup plan and am having a hard time finding a suitable hike.
Basically the requirements are a lake or good river for fishing and a place for a base camp with some options for exploring. (taking some adolescents)
I would really appreciate some suggestions. I've looked at some websites for US forest district and there doesnt seem to be much open yet, despite the low snowfall this year.