hiking

views

walking

lake

nature trips

camping

backpacking

forest

wild flowers

birding

dogs on leash

wildlife

trail running

river

Did the trail on Nov 16th, those who are going all the way to the lake should considering snowshoes for sure. Made it all the way to the ridge today in snowshoes . Met a group of hikers stuck in 3-4 ft snow a midway up without snowshoes

hiking
1 day ago

There was a lot of snow and it got dark really quick.
I wasnt able to see lake due to fogs

trail running
5 days ago

There wasn't a lot of people there but more than I expected in November. I probably encountered maybe 20 people and 4 unleashed dogs. I only encountered one person at Snow Lake.
I intended to hike a difficult trail but I ended up on this route.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

We went slow and took breaks as needed - it wasn’t as difficult as I expected! The beauty is incredible, both at the top and on the way up. Definitely recommend!

bueatiful lake

hiking
6 days ago

This place is absolutely beautiful, the hike up is great. I ventured out on the trail at 4 am to get to the lake by first light. this was more than enough time. Hiking times personally were 2 hrs and 45 minutes up and 2 hrs down. Highly recommend this one!

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

amazing hike. worth the trip to the bottom but the ice can be slick so watch your footing

Great, rocky hike! I went on Tuesday and arrived at 11:30. My dog and I made our way up to snow lake alright (dog + scrambles = struggle) but had a tough time on the descent towards the lake: beware of ice. Thank you to whomever did that!

We got to gem lake by around 2:30. Wasn't super impressed and if you're tired at snow lake, I would recommend just turning back. If you want a nice challenge definitely do the extra mile! I honestly would not have found just the hike to snow lake challenging, but the hike to gem lake was beautiful, confusing at times, and pretty challenging at the tail end! We got back to the car by 4:30 for a total of 5 hours. I took breaks infrequently and did not take long at either lake, but I was slowed down by my dog on the way back due to all the rocks.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Pretty good trail, was raining when we went (late Sept) so we couldn’t see Snow Lake! A bit rocky at times.

Amazing hike. The Alpine Lake is something to see. I would say this hike is difficult but worth it