Day Hiking: North Cascades
by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
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Good little hike to get the heart rate up. Go to the right and cross avalanche deadfall, or take boardwalk to the left to the little finger at S. end of the lake. Great little spot to swim, sun yourself on a warm rock. Beautiful surroundings of gnarly crags, sharp spires, and lush greenery, plus wilflowers. never thought I would be as impressed as I was with just a little 2-miler. We went on a Sunday afternoon and expected it to be teemong with people, but only a few to be found. We'll definitely go again.
This is a beautiful day hike. A good mix of switchbacks and old roads. The top of the trail had a stretch about 100 yds of 2-3 feet of snow at the saddle to the lake, and the glaciers on the opposite lake side were spectacular! Waterfalls cascade down from multiple locations creating an almost fantasy like setting. 330 degrees of cliffs surround the lake and the water is so clear you can see fish swimming 15 feet down ! I've done it twice and would go again.
Beautiful lake. I also hiked lake twenty-two. They are like twins... After 2 miles of steady uphil, beautiful hike, you see the gorgeous lake at the end of the trail. I went up there in memorial weekend, and there was still 5 foot of snow at the lake. About a quarter of the lake was stilled iced out, but as we went up on a sunny day, we were feeling comfortable in T shirt. What a great hike it was... You will not regret hiking this trail.
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