hiking
1 day ago

I've attempted this hike twice, once in mid-April and also in mid-May. April is not recommended without snowshoes or skis as the snow passages are brutal. Once crossing the falls, the verticals and angle are for advanced climbers only. Descending is rough! May is doable, but getting to the lake is also impossible without snowshoes! One can get above the lake on the West side for the view of the falls and lake, but loose snowpack (especially this winter) makes approaching it too treacherous. Awesome hike! It took me 2.5 hours up and the same down although I was moving pretty quick.