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Easy hike that’s great for new hikers! Stunning views and opportunities to get into the water. Does get busy in the summer so come prepared.

on Reversed Peak Trail

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Peak inaccessible due to deep snow about halfway through. Can’t see the snow at first and it’s fine really until half way then, WOW, arduous. My calves and ankles got a grand workout from that snow. 2 ft of snow up there still. Love the hike though.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 days ago

Beautiful, quick and easy hike around the lake. Was able to do the full loop the week of 2/17/2020- some parts were snowy and icy so make sure to wear hiking boots or similar footwear. I would recommend going counterclockwise, but both routes are equally gorgeous. If you park at the trailhead the hike is closer to 3.5 miles. Enjoy!!!

About a mile from the lake where the steep switchbacks start, the snow gets deep, and the trail disappeares. Didn't feel confident randomly walking on steep snow. Was afraid I'd sink too deep and get stuck. Don't know how to rate since I didn't finish but it's a good workout.

hiking
icy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
8 days ago

Breathtaking in the winter. Lake was frozen over 14 Feb.

hiking
20 days ago

This is specifically a summer time hike, because it’s not fully accessible during the winter. You can’t even drive to the trailhead... Google Maps routes you up Lake Mary Road, which is not plowed, only groomed for cross country skiing this time of year. So you park at the Tamarack Lodge parking and walk up Lake Mary Road/Lakes Basin Path about 45 min before you get to the trailhead. The signs also say “Nordic Skiing / Tamarack Pass only” but there were many people in just boots/snowshoes so I’m not sure how well that’s enforced. Then I could only get about halfway around Lake George due to area of lake melt that I wasn’t going to trust not to give way beneath me. It’s still beautiful up there though, and you get to see Lake Mary on the way there too. I recommend bringing snowshoes or at least spikes for your boots.

snowshoeing
snow
21 days ago

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
closed
fee
flooded
icy
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
1 month ago

Too easy started hike at 4:30am made it to the top by 11:30

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