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dogs on leash


beautiful views. saw an awesome bird! people falling all over the ice and snow... bring yak trax!

Was a little slushy and icy but overall a nice couple hour leisurely hike to get out of the city for a bit.

Perfect for a quick day hike. Took us 2-3 hours including our picnic at the lake and a decent amount of stopping for gorgeous views and awesome pics. Definitely got winded here and there but we were not quite ready for the elevation!! Went in October and it was definitely slushy and icy on the shaded parts of the trail but so worth it for the views of the mountain peaks and Lake Isabelle.

About 80% of the trail was ice/slush/mud and my dog was filthy, but the view from the lake is SO worth it! Just be careful with the ice. The mountains were snowy and beautiful, and you could see them throughout most of the trail! And by the way, the Long Lake parking lot is where the trailhead is- it took me awhile to figure that out.

Great easy hike. Great for getting out of the city for a few hours. A little icy/slushy currently, but it was warm enough to have lunch by the lake and relax in the sun.