by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)
© Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
I did this hike as an overnight snowshoe trip. It worked out quite well, although we did get a late start and wound up finishing the hike in the dark. The steady uphill grade made it a challenge, but even covered with snow the trail was easy to follow. There was a significant amount of snow on the trail even though we've had a mild winter this year. (1-plus foot at around 4000 feet to about 2 feet at 5000+ feet) The trailhead was easily accessible with my 4WD even though the road was ice-covered. The scenery was lovely, although we didn't hike all the way to the upper lake, we stopped at the lower. We're amateur snowshoers, and this trip was a bit of a challenge with full packs, but there is no exposure or avalanche hazard in the immediate trail area. Definitely a worthwhile hike.
Trail is close to being strenous.Folowing Cedar Creek the trail goes through lots of old growth cedar but pops out in a heavely burned erea many times.There are great views from the lower lake but don't stay there cause the upper is even better.
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