60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma
by Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens (Menasha Ridge Press)
© 2016 Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
We hiked the trail on a hot and sunny July 4th. No snow present until we arrived at the lake and saw a very small melting patch next to the trail. The trail is well shaded and mostly steep switchbacks above the valley. Annette lake is very picturesque and easily accessible from the trail. Numerous backcountry campsites existed arount the trail but the mosquitoes were ravenous near water. We hiked the trail up and back in three and 1/2 hours but had a vigorous pace downhill. Be sure to arrive early as we passed multiple parties who literally were waiting to pass on our way down by noon.
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