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Fun, long, and scary scrambling at the end..this comes from and experienced climber and hiker. Only do the last 1/4 mile if you feel truly comfortable with cliffs and scrambling

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Great place to hike year round! This podcast sums it up pretty well: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/snowshoeing-snow-friendly/id1142336821?i=1000379208229&mt=2

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Just hiked up to Silver Lake on Saturday, Dec 3. Lots of snow, so snow shoes were a must. Thankfully some back country skiers knew the trail well (mostly) and had it tracked about an hour before I started. It was pretty deep snow in some places (up to my waist) and the snow shoes helped, but it was pretty strenuous. The views, even in the winter, are spectacular!!!

This was a good trail to get a bit of a workout. When I went in November, the reservoir was really low. Around the reservoir, there are a lot of offshoot trails and it's easy to get off the main trail but they eventually all come together. Great views of the mountains.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great hike with some fantastic views! I did the hike 11/15/16, we have had an amazingly warm fall so there hasn't been any snow. The hike is well classified as moderate. It's not as steep as Lake Blanche but is certainly a good workout. The lake at the end is beautiful as is the lake at the beginning. The lake at the bottom of the trail head is currently being drained. The road up to the trail head is also undergoing a lot of construction. But you can still make it up. It's a $6 entrance fee at the ranger stop.

What a great hike. Not for the faint of heart. Thank you Maggie Cloud for going with me. Once you get above the lower falls there is some beautiful country to see.

beautiful hike. was difficult with the snow/ice you were hiking up. would love to do this in the summer