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An out-and-back hike on the Pacific Crest Trail from the Interstate-80 PCT trailhead at Boreal/Castle Pass south. We were intending to head to Azalea Lake and Flora Lake, but missed that side trail on the way out. Found it on the way back, at 39.33717° N 120.33077° W (for future reference).  The PCT is a nice trail past granite cliffs that separate it from the lakes. The snow is all gone, except for one patch near Glacier Pond, and there are just a few wildflowers.

4.29 mi (1.66 mi uphill, 1.92 mi downhill, 0.70 mi flat)
500 ft total ascent – 12.2 % uphill grade, 91.7 % downhill grade
1:55:11 total time (1:51:25 moving, 0:03:46 stopped)
0:25:57 pace (2.3 mph average speed)
5.5 difficulty, 11.3 effort