This was a beautiful overnight trip on the Lena - Putvin Traverse I did with Cheryl and some friends from the Peninsula Wilderness Club. The following are the notes I took immediately after the trip. "Take the Lena Lake trail to Upper Lena Lake, then take the Scout Lake Way Trail to near a point where the trail drops down to Scout Lake. At this point go off trail staying at near the 4800-4900 foot level towards Saint Peter's Gate on Mt Stone. You will soon be back on a way trail, this time the Stone Ponds Way Trail. Saint Peters Gate will be the snow filled route on the right. Climb over Saint Peter's Gate, which is the high point of this route and then drop down to Lake of the Angels. From LOA, utilize the horrible Putvin Trail back down the to the Hamma Hamma valley floor."
So I guess I really hated that Putvin Trail so much that I called it horrible in my notes, HA! Usually my memory of how horrible a trail is fades so much until all I remember about it is the good stuff. At least until the next time I hike it, that is. But sitting here right now reminiscing, yes, the Putvin Trail really sucks. I had a hard time walking for about a week after coming down that trail. Did something to my achilles. I'm sure I've been on trail as bad, but with the overnight pack, I probably pushed it more than I am normally used to.
I normally don't share my GPS tracks, but because so much of this is off trail, I will share this one. You can find the download link below the map at the bottom of the page. Keep in mind these are tracks created with my cell phone so they will not be spot on but they should get you where you need to go.