Lightweight Backpacking After 60 in the Rogue Valley

Swift Creek to Foster Cabin, Sep 14-16

Esther, Denise

The trip was beautiful. We hiked in and camped near the Foster Cabin for 2 nights.

On day 2 we hiked up to Horseshoe lake and Ward lake. Both are beautiful lakes sitting in glacial cirques. I would like to camp at Ward Lake in the future, but would take 2 days to get up there since the last 3 miles to Ward lake are a very continuous climb, not for the faint of heart.

It is about 10 miles to Ward, the first 7 or so are along Swift Creek and it is an easy to moderate hike to that point before the climb up to the lakes. We didn’t go to Landers Lake because we had to leave early.


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