Ice Lakes

Chelan Mountains, Washington

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This pair of snow-ringed shimmering lakes is tucked in a glacially scoured basin sprinkled with pumice and dotted with larches high in the stark, grey, towering Entiat Mountains. With perpetual snowfields and silver cascades crashing below and above, the Ice Lakes are a cool oasis in an area of abundant sunshine and frequent wildfires. The approach is long, dusty, hot, and buggy. Fierce waters must be forded, and an insanely steep climb is a final hurdle before you can explore this snowbound, intensely beautiful Shangri-la.
 Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

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Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

This pair of snow-ringed shimmering lakes is tucked in a glacially scoured basin sprinkled with pumice and dotted with larches high in the stark, grey, towering Entiat Mountains. With perpetual snowfields and silver cascades crashing below and above, the Ice Lakes are a cool oasis in an area of abundant sunshine and frequent wildfires. The approach is long, dusty, hot, and buggy. Fierce waters must be forded, and an insanely steep climb is a final hurdle before you can explore this snowbound, intensely beautiful Shangri-la.

©  Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Chelan Mountains
Distance: 30.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Jul–Oct
Local Maps: Green Trails Holden No. 113
Topo Map: Ice Lakes Topographic Map
Guide Book: Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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