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on Annette Lake Trail

1 day ago

We hiked this trail the middle of March. Was very surprised how much snow was up on the mountain. You couldn’t even make it to the parking lot where the trail head was. So that made our trek a little longer than planned however it was a great hike.

Beautiful!! Just be sure to pack a head net for al of the flies. We backpacked there for 2 nights and had a blast!

didn't make it to the lake due to snow pack but very pretty

A very beautiful trail but I had to turn back just before the lake, as you have to cross an avalanche chute and I didn't think it was safe with the melting snow. Microspikes and hiking poles are a most. If you bring a dog, make sure their aren't pullers, otherwise you will be dragged off the trail as its only a foot wide track by other hikers. I'd wait till spring to finish this one safely.

This was a great, fun hike! there was lots of snow just added to the adventure! can't wait to hike again this summer.

Always a good hike. Very wet for the first mile. About 3/4 way up is all packed snow, a bit slippery. We made it without micro spikes or poles, but one or both would have been very helpful. Make sure to bring proper foot ware. At the lake, the sun popped out and we were able to witness (and hear) 4 or 5 mini avalanches across the lake.

hiking
22 days ago

MICROSpikes or yak tracks strongly recommended right now. Trekking poles were also very helpful in some steeper areas.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful day for a hike. Used our micro spikes, which helped a lot. There was a pretty large avalanche chute through part of the trail, but it was stable enough to pass. After the avalanche crossing, the snow was pretty deep as there weren’t any fresh tracks. We made it to the lake, and it was gorgeous. Well worth the effort! Looking forward to coming back in the summer! Parking wasn’t bad. We were in an all wheel drive vehicle and would have made it to the parking lot, but there was a car stuck. There is plenty of parking on the drive in, only .3 miles or less from trailhead. Enjoy! :)

nice hike. still lots of snow but well worth it

hiking
1 month ago

nice hike snow and icey about 3/4 of the way up so be careful..lake is frozen over but the views where spectacular

It’s a nice trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike over the summer, so great and good tree coverage from the sun..and the best ending to a hike is a lake.... to swim in!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day for a beautiful hike. Mix of dirt, water, slush and snow. Threw on the spikes about a quarter miles from the lake just to get there faster. Lots of people and a tight trail when you have to pull off to let people pass, you’ll go down a snow hole.

03/11/18 - Beautiful as always. Lots of snow for a majority of the hike, a mix between slush at the bottom and packed at the top. Poles were helpful and I did not have trouble without microspikes, although there would definitely be benefits to having them.

Bring sunglasses!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Woo! Quite the buttkicker in that much snow!! Heather lake is completely covered and the pup and I had it all to ourselves until a crying baby showed up! Gorgeous day in all well worth the workout to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice moderate trail. The access road was a little treacherous and I would not attempt without 4 wheel drive. The hike is manageable with micro spikes, but snowshoes would be best. There is deep powder about half way up the trail with a lot of post holing. The lake area was all covered with snow, but still had pretty views.

1 month ago

beautiful breath taking view .
don't stop keep going till you get to the lake ,
please be prepared a lot of snow .
be cautious and have fun .

backpacking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails. Awesome views. Lots of wild berries. Over nighter with the place all to my self! Hiked years ago so late post. Just digging up old pics. August 2012

Great moderate trail , go during the week or early on the weekend 6am.

Hiked Monday 19Feb. What a beautiful hike in the snow. The access road was very snowy and loaded with deep potholes but passable. The trail was well maintained and very easy to follow especially considering the blast of snow the mountain got this weekend. Crampons or micros are nice to have but not necessary. We didn't wear ours at all on the way up and only wore them on the descent because they were new and we wanted to try them out. The snow just made everything that much more beautiful. My tracker said 4.5 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

hiking
2 months ago

Just hiked Heather trail on presidents day. The weather was gorgeous but cold!!!! The trail was covered in snow from start to finish. Hiking boots were necessary, crampons were a bonus but not needed. The first half is pretty easy and then the switchback and elevation began for the second half. Heather Lake was gorgeous. Would definitely do again!

Beautiful day on the trail. Water is raging, it’s amazing!! Some snow in areas, but just a light dusting. Road had some icy spots but just before you get to the trailhead. I’ve never hike this trail at this time of year, it was awesome!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous area! Micro-spikes help but not necessary. The snow cover lake is a must see.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing !!!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike. It has a decent amount of elevation gain but I wouldn’t consider this hike Moderate to me it’s more on the easy side. The trail was very wet and in a number of places small streams were running down the trail. At the lake there was about 4 feet of snow and it was very soft in spots. Be careful! Happy hiking :-)

lovely frozen lake!!

good easy hike, smooth elevation.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail today..Never get tired of hiking this one.. hearing the sound of water for most of the hike.. So relaxing..Trail conditions were great, Almost got to Echo Lake( Only had about 2 miles left) But I was pushing it with daylight ..A few big trees down where you either had to go under or climb over..But for most part trail was AMAZING for me anyways

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate hike. Slippery snow close to the lake otherwise a nice easy hike

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