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I had heard about Thorp Lake and Thorp Mountain over the years, but had never hiked to either. Early in August I decided to hike to an overlook of Thorp Lake on Kachess Ridge, and maybe continue on to the lookout site on Thorp Mountain.
It was a very hot day as I began the hike out of the Knox Creek Basin on steep, exposed slopes. To add to the distance to hike, I had parked one-half mile down from the trailhead because the access road was so rough.
After a couple of miles I reached the Kachess Ridge Trail. In one-quarter mile the Thorp Lake overlook was found. It was a pretty spot at 5,300 feet. The lake was about 500 feet below the trail and Mt. Stewart was in the background.
It was a nice place to take a break and eat lunch. Since the sun was beating down, I decided to save Thorp Mountain for another day.