Day Hiking: North Cascades
by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
© Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
2-4 July 2005. Six of us hiked in for a two nite stay. The trail, as described elsewhere, is very steep – not really a hiking trail, but more of a pack-animal trail. Fortunately the hike is only about 3 miles in. Once at the lake, the scenery is very beautiful and worth the difficulty of the hike. Additionally, on this hike the bugs were very lite at the lake as compared with the trailhead. The downside for overnighters is that there’s really only one great campsite (near a stream on the far side of the lake). Luckily for us, we were the only campers otherwise we’d have had to split our group to find tent space between the rocks around the lake. And one other thing: there’s a mountain goat that hangs out near the stream who is not particularly afraid of people – which can be a bit frightening to people until you get used to having a mountain goat walking around your camp during the day and nite.
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