Snow blocked the way about .5 miles from the junction to the lake. Trying agian 9/2.

backpacking
Monday, September 12, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Very short hike when coming from cougar side. Beautiful- small lake caught a couple 8 in cutthroat trout. If fishing bring an inflatable to fish from. Trail doesn't go around entire lake.

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

beautiful meadows and alpine rainforest but it was heavy with mosquitos in boggy areas - it must be a fantastic autumn hike, and I'd give it a much higher rating if I'm able to check it out when the bugs aren't so thick.

backpacking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

We hiked into Lake Wapiki 7/15/16 & did a side hike to Lemei Rock. The trail had recently been cleared of blow downs. It was in the upper 80s in Trout Lake, but in the 60s with a steady cool breeze at the lake and higher. Some horse flies near the trail head, but overall very few bugs for this time of year.

The lake is beautiful with many good campsites. Lots of frogs, toads, tadpoles, & salamanders. The water was warm. We didn't see any fish rising.

The trail is fairly steep, particularly for the last mile or so into the lake and up to the crater rim. Views up there of Adams & Hood were amazing. Other peaks were in the mist.

There is no water at all along the trail, so carry plenty.

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Wait until mid to late summer to do this trail. We tried to hike it in early June and were unsuccessful due to snow. We got about 2.5 miles in, we believe about .5 miles from Wapiki Lake, and finally had to turn back because the snow had gotten too deep and since it was sunny the snow was soft and we would sink to our knees on every step. Overall the trail is a very moderate, steady climb with a few steeper parts, we didn't get high enough to see views of anything. On the way back down we took the Filloon trail back to the road then hiked down the gravel road back to the car. This added almost 2 miles to our shortened hike. Beware of mosquitoes, there were a few on this hike but I've been told it gets much worse in the summer.

hiking
Thursday, August 22, 2013

My oldest and I did an overnight backpacking trip and started at Trail Head to Placid Lake. Pretty nice trail with a few "bumps" along the way. Placid Lake was a nice lake but with the summer in full swing the waters seemed low. Pretty area. There was a family camping along the lakes shore. The mosquitos weren't very bad here but each day proves a new day and the mosquitos may have simply been full :)