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Went out to see what this trail was about. We were a bit late for most of the wildflower show, but I bet it was really beautiful in June. There were still fleabanes and salsifies plus who can argue about that wonderful ponderosa pine aroma. The trail is really silty so for comfort you could wear shoe gators. Very easy trail with almost no elevation gain unless you cut over the Kaule trail and take the view ridge trail to the interpretive trail to return to the lodge.

2 months ago

just when you think you've had enough, you are there. first 2 miles, easy. then you go up, trail is a bit rougher. at the top you will get to a stream (for us a river) with a log across. My balance isn't that great so We went through the ice cold water. Discovered if you just follow the stream upriver, there is an easier place to cross at the lake.
No shoreline, just logs, logs, logs. Still very beautiful. A couple of nice camp spots.

3 months ago

Hiked this in mid-June. No snow. Trail starts pretty mild with lots of thick overgrowth and progresses into a steep ascent with no breaks. There's a few views of distant snow capped peaks through some trees along the way. Why the 2 stars? The trail isn't very scenic, until you reach Scatter Lake at the very end of the ascent. The trail itself is in poor shape, no wildlife, and with frequent widowmakers and stretches of loose rock to keep weary of. The only reason I would do this trail is to ascend Abernathy Mtn. Side note- We saw mountain lion scat on trail.

Sunny side out and view ridge trail back was really beautiful. Went in late afternoon so the sun setting made for some really beautiful fall colors.
You do have to watch your step as the horseback rides use this trail also. Lots of fertile dirt!
View ridge to Kraule on the way back was my favorite part of the hike

Monday, July 24, 2017

trail is 8.8 round trip, 4,100 up, up, up. steep, but you can hear the roar of the creek most of the way
the gorgeous falls come out of the lake.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hiked this today. Unfortunately we started late and had to turn back at 5240 ft. In order to descend before dark.
Thick snow and beautiful silence.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trail to the lake is in good shape. After starting on the trail take the second right to Scatter Lake, the first right is Slate Creek. Good camping spots just off the lake shore. Lots of larch trees. If you decide to take on Abernathy Peak it is about .8 mile scramble and another 1300 ft elevation gain. There is a faint boot path to the to the left once you reach the saddle. The views of the surrounding peaks from the top are amazing.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

This trail is amazing. Such great views and the final destination was a sight for sore eyes. Decent trail I would absolutely hike in again.

Monday, September 30, 2013

It is a remarkable trail, relatively free of horse traffic, and, in fact, horse traffic is restricted around the lake. There are nice camp spots. The trail up goes through the zones from Ponderosa pine to small tamarack, and the trail becomes quite steep in the last 1/2 mile. The climb up to Abernathy Peak from the lake is not difficult, and one achieves fine views of the Pasayten Wilderness and the North Cascades.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

good destination and decent trail condition

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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Thursday, October 13, 2016