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05/11/2015 10:22AM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Not just the PMA, but the lake itself. I'm thinking about giving it a day trip go from the Seagull side (bushwhack from Holt Lake) on my upcoming long Memorial Day weekend trip.
 
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DanSolo
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05/12/2015 01:40PM  
Never been there (and doubt anyone else has since the fire fighters working the Cavity Lake Fire), but here is a post from someone who at least saw the lake. See link below. Looks like there is a good hill/overlook you can see Pitfall Lake from, if you don't want to do the whole bushwhack.

http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/815198

Take some pictures and let us know if you make it. Good luck.
 
05/27/2015 10:40AM  
We didn't attempt Pitfall as we got too late of a start and had a ferocious headwind getting to the Holt lake portage from Seagull. Holt Lake was great though and very doable with a few challenges. It's a really clear lake and the fishing is great. About half way through the trail disappears momenterally. Just keep following the creek.

I wrote a little more on it replying to a post here .
 
DanSolo
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05/27/2015 07:40PM  
Thanks for the info on Holt Lake. Was wondering how that portage was. Sounds like the fishing made it worth the effort.
 
DanSolo
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05/27/2015 07:40PM  
Thanks for the info on Holt Lake. Was wondering how that portage was. Sounds like the fishing made it worth the effort.
 
04/04/2019 07:19PM  
Finally getting around to making this happen. Pitfall Lake or bust mid-May!
 
straighthairedcurly
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04/05/2019 02:58PM  
brux: "Finally getting around to making this happen. Pitfall Lake or bust mid-May!"

Looking forward to reading a trip report.
 
05/18/2019 10:18PM  
We made it. Decided to leave the canoe behind at Holt. Here’s a brief 360 video of the lake. Will post more later!
 
MidwestFirecraft
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05/19/2019 07:37AM  
Nice work! Looking forward to your trip report.
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/19/2019 02:25PM  
Congrats on making it there. Do you think it would be doable with a canoe now that you have walked in? Looking forward to more details.
 
Michealgrabosch
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05/27/2020 08:26AM  
Heading to holt lake soon and making a way to pitfall lake. From there onto the rest of the lakes in pitfall....anyone have any updated info on my route
 
Michealgrabosch
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05/29/2020 06:37AM  
Brux. Is there anyway I could message you personally and talk to you about pitfall. I plan on soloing there in a few weeks
 
06/23/2020 12:16AM  
Sorry I didn’t see this in time. Would love to hear how it went.
 
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