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completed yesterday, don't go without micro spikes or crampons, pretty slippery but also very doable.amd rewarding. if you wear proper snow gear then it's not very cold at the top!

Easy, beautiful hike. Did it twice this year.

Awesome walk along the creek.We ended up walking the creek instead of the ridge but still worth it ..Beautiful views!! Spectacular frozen waterfalls.....love it ..will go back for the ridge in summer for sure

It was a gorgeous hike. We did it on December 8th 2018
Breathtaking views of creek and frozen waterfalls were everywhere. Saw few people doing ice climbing. Little tricky to cross creek few times.
Must do in summer.

on Chester Lake Trail

2 days ago

Wide open vistas and well marked. Winter paradise for sure

Nice, easy trail with very gradual elevation gain. You are mostly in the forest until you reach the lake. Good for quick a winter hike. As of Dec 8/18, the trail is hard packed snow - no snowshoes or traction devices needed, though this might change over the next few days as the snow melts and refreezes.

Windy but not much snow cover. Good over all hike

Completed on December 1. Easy hike with great views. Trail was packed so no need for snowshoes yet.

4 days ago

Completed December 4th. Spectacular views well worth the effort! Good Micro spikes are needed for the way down. Can’t wait to try it again in summer.

snowshoeing
4 days ago

Completed Chester Lake two weeks ago and it was a wonderful trail! Beautiful scenery, good steep sections to warm you up, and very rewarding lake at the end to sit and relax, have some lunch, and watch some of the backcountry skiers.

Hiked it after a snowfall so a bit of a slog through 6inches of fluffy snow. Still beautiful at the pass.

Very well marked, great views, will do this one again come summer.

on Chester Lake Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Trailhead was well marked with parking. Many different routes you can take (hike, snowshoe, ski...etc.)Took a few beginners up this trail, and didn't seem to have many issues. Views from the top were beautiful. Lots of Gray Jays and they are not shy, they will land on your hands if you let them!

No Widlings or Whitewalkers to report. A small contingency of the Knights Watch ventured out along the beautiful river and rustic bridges. Not too much traffic and made it half way between Lillian and Lower Galatea Lakes. The views are probably much more rewarding in the summer. Brace yourself....winter is coming.

hiking
8 days ago

Completed on December 2nd. Definitely need micro-spikes! Beautiful hike with 360 degree views.

snowshoeing
8 days ago

Just finished this snowshoe trail and it was pretty good. first 1.5km will get you warmed up and your legs going. After that it is pretty much smooth sailing. The mountains surrounding the area are beautiful but since this is 'winter' the lake area is somewhat anticlimactic. Will enjoy coming back in the summer to do this one again.

Great views, easy trail to follow. Ran into deeper snow at the final approach to the summit lookout. No problem with spikes. Good hike if you want a mix of terrain and a hike in the 4 to 5 hour range.

hiking
11 days ago

Great easy hike to take your dog!

Nice easy trail! Was great but you only need to do it once in my opinion

hiking
14 days ago

Always a nice hike but boring through the forest if you're going up to the ridge. We always hike back along the ridge to get the views. There isn't a marked trail on the ridge but you just need to follow the edge. Drop down when you see the cairns. We went Nov 25th, no need for snowshoes but spikes were useful.

really great trail. set out by myself and didn't see anyone else the whole day. lots of sharp rocks and lots of ice. views from the top were worth the trip. yaktracs and trekking poles definitely recommend. even though mine broke on the way up. I imagine that it only gets harder from here on out and soon a 4x4 will be need to get to the trail head safely. Great day.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy but beautiful hike

Went out today and got up to the alpine meadow but wasn’t able to complete either side of the loop due to the deep snow. There were tracks so I imagine if you had the gear and gators then it wouldn’t have been a problem. But I was alone without gators and only crampons so I decided to duck out. I look forward to going back in the spring/summer.

Tough climb but beautiful views of the peaks and valleys. We did this on Nov 17, trail was easy to follow - microspikes and poles a must.

Nice easy trail! Was great but you only need to do it once in my opinion

hiking
23 days ago

this was my first hike postpartum and it was perfect for starting out again. Lots to look at and cute little fall!

23 days ago

This was an awesome little trail! Just did it last week with our baby and the frozen falls at the end were pretty :)

hiking
25 days ago

Great view on top, easy to walk, not a lot of snow! I would recommand :)

Stunning hike, easy terrain. Beautiful after first snowfalls

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