Snow Lake is special, a perfect hike. Today we hiked 7.2 miles to Snow Lake and gained an altitude of 1,800 feet. The trail goes through old growth forest and there was still snow in some higher areas. A friend went up a few weeks ago and reported there was still much snow on the trail and at the lake. By contrast, my group and I never walked on snow during today’s hike. The trail head is only 53 miles outside of Seattle, so it makes for a very popular hike. The highest point, where we had lunch, is at 4,440 feet. It was quite chilly and windy at the highest point, where we had great views of the mountains and Snow Lake.
Being the 4th of July weekend, the trail was full of other people enjoying the beauty of this hike. It didn’t both me one bit to see so many other people and their dogs hiking up and down the trails. Our own group was large, the largest group I have hiked with in Washington. We were 10 people, including 4 out of town friends.
Enjoy the photos below from today’s hike: