Explorer | 30 pts
Stunning! We started at the Fern Lake TH and looped over to Bear Lake. You can very easily pick up the free park shuttle (though you have to take 2 of them) back to your car. Some good elevation gain, great views, lots of water on the Fern Lake side of things, and surprise waterfalls (some are obvious another you have to keep your eyes out for). Plan for a full day to do the loop, especially if you want to enjoy some lake time. And you will rise above treeline for a while more towards the 2nd half if you hike this direction, so hope your weather holds. You will love this hike, but bring your bug goop.