• Date - 08/15/1998
  • Elevation - < 7,000'
  • Route - Trail No. 279
  • Miles - 9.0
  • Elevation Gain - 2,010'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Payton (Dog)


Payton and I took off early up the Pack River Road north of Sandpoint, Idaho, and hit the trail for Bee Hive Lakes.  I didn't even see the first two smaller lakes, but we did reach the last one after a strenuous hike.  The trail had sections of several sharp switchbacks that helped with elevation gain, but obviously increased the distance.  As you neared the upper lake, cairns and arrows helped us navigate through the rock slabs that surrounded the lake.  Overall, I felt as though this was a healthy day hike and well worth it.  The upper Bee Hive Lake was enclosed in a bowl and a few other hikers were fishing for cut throat trout.


Upper Bee Hive Lake

Views to the east.