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This complex includes the two units of the National Park and the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. There are numerous glaciers, and popular hiking and climbing areas are Cascade Pass, Mount Shuksan, Mount Triumph, and Eldorado Peak.

camped the night last day of september in below 24F temperature. Fall colors started to show and the combination of sun, fog, some snow showers and freezing rain made it a complete experience.

Absolutely breathtaking. Between the yellow trees, snow and mountains I felt like I was in a winter wonderland. I could've spent all day there.
Relatively easy and short hike. Ice on the trail in quite a few spots tho.
Went yesterday, Wednesday, got to the trail about 9:30 only the 4th car. By the time I got back around 1 the parking lot was pretty full.

Oct 10, 2016 - Monday - The day started out cold and got colder toward midday. It started to snow, then the wind kicked up, pelting us in the face as we hiked. If it weren't for my hiking companion, I might have turned around because there didn't appear to be any hope of a pay-off at the end of the ascent. We stuck with it and made the summit in 2.75 hrs just as the blue sky appeared directly over our heads. With the promise of sun, we stayed at the top for another 45 minutes (very cold) and were eventually treated with broken clouds and the warmth of the sun. Mt Baker was close, but never shown herself. It must be breathtaking when the clouds reveal the mountain, but we'll have to save that for another trip. 2 hrs down. Plenty of parking.

Challenging but rewarding at every turn. The view from the base of the glacier was the best I've ever experienced.

It was beautiful day for this hike. Glad we went in October. Filled with every fall color imaginable!

11 days ago

The trail beautiful. Next time I'd bring extra traction for my boots, it was a bit slippery at the top this time of year.

11 days ago

G to last lake for most privacy and best camp spots! Beautiful lake, great mountain views all without too much effort (just equal effort on way in and out) . Lots of blueberries when in season! One downfall is lots of bugs.

Do this before it's too late, but I highly recommend wearing hiking boots. We did this hike clockwise, as to avoid having a super steep decline on the tail end of the trail (bad knee). This ended up being a smart move and wasn't as tough as people had warned it might be.

The whole trail is beautiful, but it is very wet in places, and even slippery at the top where there is ice/snow on the trail. Be careful!

Great walk to see beautiful Cedar trees and learn about the effects of forest fires. The path is well maintained with informational signs along the way. We enjoyed the trail.

18 days ago

Can a day hike really get any better than this? I think not.

The Golden Larches are at their prime!

This hike was absolutely incredible and it passes through so many types of scenery that you never get bored!

22 days ago

A little effort for a big payoff. Blue Lake is glorious!

22 days ago

Driving is far but Majestic view, worth it.

Very nice views

Best hike with nice view. Steep at the beginning and end. Finish it in slightly over 5hrs. The road to trail head is not that good, lots of people if you come late.