Ostrander Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Dominated by snowy granite ridges and lined with conifers and granite slabs, 25-acre Ostrander Lake invites a stroll around its vase-shaped shoreline. Climb a mere 500 feet in elevation (check ahead for avalanche conditions) and mount Horse Ridge for inspirational views of snow-gouged Mount Starr King to the north and the entire Clark Range to the east. This is a popular trip, especially during winter and spring weekends when large groups snowshoe or cross-country ski to the stone ski hut. Snowshoers and cross-country skiers can stay in Ostrander Hut if they’ve reserved it. For the most privacy, backpack in with snowshoes during the dead of winter on a weekday. With a mix of deep wild forest, numerous meadow strips, moving water, and a lake, this route offers a lot of chances to view wildlife. If you’re planning on doing this all in one day, please be in good shape, leave at the crack of dawn, and be proactive about time factors."