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hiking
17 hours ago

Good for kids.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked to Surprise Lake today Wednesday July 26th. Pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the lake, so sweet under the blue sky, large, quite, with many big rocks to rest on. One of the most beautiful lakes! Its a lot of harder than I expected but I am a wimp.
1) direction to trailhead not clear, but you are not far after freeway exit, cross the railroad, and turn right on a maintenance road, a small parking lot is a couples of minutes away.
2) a LOTS of bugs, so hose down bug spray and long sleeve shirts and pants
3) from surprise lake, another 3/4 of miles to a bigger lake, glacier lake and PTC, I didn't do it

So beautiful, worth all the bug bites.

Really liked the lower section of the trail from Martin creek trailhead to the interpretative center.
The upper section was pretty brushy with not much to see.

very easy hike, GORGEOUS views!

walking
5 days ago

Super easy, great for kids. Mostly flat with the exception of one part that is really steep switchbacks, those were a thigh burner. Beautiful views up top. Cool historical things to read and view.

I would rate this as a easy to moderate trail. Definitely some parts that would be challenging for a smaller kid. Be prepared for walking through over grown paths for several miles - like walking through jungle. Bugs and flies were heavy and a bit annoying. Very cool historical spot along the way.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

great climb

hiking
12 days ago

backpacking
13 days ago

Valhalla makes for a nice camping spot. From Stevens Pass to the lake, trail is in good condition and was very moderate. The trail leads you through forested sections alternating with a couple meadows where not much is flowering yet but are beautiful just the same. The first meadow you come to from Stevens Pass side has a beautiful campsite and there is a nice spot at the next meadow too. Several areas at the lake are closed for restoration (which of course jerks are using anyway, this is why we can't have nice things people) leaving a gorgeous day use area and 3 large campsites (no fires at the lake). There was a ridiculously noisy bunch of kids occupying the center site on the Tuesday I visited. If it hadn't been so late already, I would have hiked on, but I guess one of the good things about no campfires is that people go to bed when it gets dark. I considered scrambling up McCausland in the morning but decided it looked like a PITA so I didn't.