Lamar River Crossing

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Mike
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Lamar River Crossing

Post by Mike » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:13 am

Getting very close to being in the park and plan on hiking out in the are near Chalcedony Cr and the Lamar River.Is there a bridge that crosses the Lamar River and that goes up to Specimen Ridge trail ?

I know there is going to be very high water at the time I am in the park and I will not risk any crossing that is dangerous as I am leading a hike with others



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Re: Lamar River Crossing

Post by Steve » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm

I don't think there is a bridge. You know about the one at the confluence over Soda Butte creek. Probably a pretty risky ford across the Lamar.
You can come in the other way at the trail head in Little America.



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Re: Lamar River Crossing

Post by Mike » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:43 am

Thanks Steve,I thought I had read a hiking guide that said the crossing was not doable till later in the year,but I wasn't sure.

I am trying to find a nice short hike to get out away from the road and give a good perspective of a open area,does anyone have a hike that fits that ? I will be in the park next week so a lot of places will be not available,Hayden Valley closed,Blacktail closed BMA,Glenn Creek/Gardiner River might have too much snow cover.Anybody have a favorite hike that can be done early season ?



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Re: Lamar River Crossing

Post by Steve » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:55 pm

You can still go with plan A , just don't cross the river. Cross the footbridge, and head south. About a mile out, the trail will fork. One goes across the river, the other goes east for quite a ways. There's and extinct thermal area out there near the fork, and a more active area another 1/4 mile or so beyond that. Great views of Druid Peak and the valley to the west.
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