Adventurer | 215 pts
This is an intense hike. The first mile alternates flat meadows with moderate inclines. The second mile consists of moderate incline with very uneven terrain and narrow trail. The third mile consists of -very- steep inclines (scrambles) and switchbacks. You are essentially hiking straight up for three miles. I thought the hike to the lake was bad; the way back is almost worse. You have to watch every single step as a slick root or wet rock could land you flat on your back, or worse, down the side of the mountain. Trekking poles are highly recommended, pay attention to every step every time! The lake is very serene and a great place for peace and relaxation. There weren’t too many great views due to thick fog.