Explorer | 50 pts
absolutely breathtaking. it is a relatively easy hike -- not a lot of climbing because you are walking on carriage trails although it is very long -- but the lakes, vistas and outcroppings are truly stunning. we took the detour to the waterfall (which involves more strenuous hiking) but it was barely a trickle of water because it was autumn. it was still interesting. we did spot a snake with a frog in its mouth! the vibrant and colorful leaves also added to the magic of the moment. this was, by far, one of the best hikes we've ever done. it is highly recommended!