Separating the hikers from the non-hikers wasn't my intent. It was to provide a suggestion for a spot that had two lakes and one river to fish. A person would have to be built like the Hulk to carry a float tube and gear along with the hiking/camping stuff. I carried a float tube and waders once, just once. I also had the Sevylor raft and then graduated to the Curtis raft. During the time I hiked to fish I generally found out that the better spots were a longish hike or a nasty scramble to get to. Easy hikes didn't hold nice fish. Foss River lakes off of Highway 2 are nice exploring once one is up on the plateau. I fished those also. Did good using the Curtis raft.