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Amazing views of Denali. Pretty tough but so worth it if it’s clear or during sunset. Had amazing weather thankfully, almost too warm out. Woke up to a blue sky and gorgeous Denali. Pretty tough on the way up but it was one of my first backpacking trips. Definitely going back and would highly recommend!

9/16/2017. Sunny and 45deg- tiny bit of rain. Clouds over most of Denali which was a bummer, but still one of the most beautiful valley views I've seen. First half was really mucky. Last mile or so was the only tough part - steep and rocky but not too difficult. The whole way was really well worn and clear trail. Overall a really great day hike. A little under 4hrs round trip with a stop for lunch. Stopped when we got to a big screw field and didn't think it was worth pushing through that - 3.3mi from trailhead.

Awesome variation of scenery. A bit windy when on the ridge and no place for a hammock. But second half of trail is wooded and great. Plenty of streams to get water from.

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5.3 mile loop around the lake many good views.