100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest
by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers (The Mountaineers Books)
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The trail is in great condition with few downfalls. Beautiful and big cedar trees pave the way for the first couple of miles and almost reminds me of hiking through a rainforest. Be sure to stop at the waterfall and take pictures. Once you break out of the woods there is an astounding view of either A Peak or Snowshoe Peak (I'm not familiar enough with the geography yet to say which it is for sure). The last couple of miles will leave you smiling while hiking towards the magnificent view. Once you get to the lake, which lies at the base of the mountains, you'll wish you had your fishing pole if you forgot it because it is loaded with Cutthroat trout! This isn't a steep hike by anymeans but it is rather lengthy and not a good one for inexperienced hikers or those who are out of shape.
This trail follows Granite creek the whole way and with several stream crossings it is not advisable to try this hike in eaarly spring or late fall.Once at the lake the view is incredible as "A peak" is towering almost 4000 thousand vertical feet in front of you.
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