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HIDDEN LAKE LOOKOUT

Summer 2014

Last summer we hiked this trail. One of the finest hikes in the Cascades. The trail to Hidden Lake Lookout grants continuous sensory-overload. Sprawling meadows bursting with wildflowers, granite slabs and boulders laced with heather, glistening snowfields birthing tumbling waters, alpine nooks providing refuge to ptarmigans and pipits, an historic fire lookout, and views—stunning mouth-gaping views of a serrated skyline of snow, ice, and rock. It doesn’t get any better than this on the trail! And September is the best time to do this hike as dangerous snowfields usually obstruct the way earlier in the season.

That's a trail.. The tiny little trail as seen from up here

Last leg ... Snowy trails

Hidden Lake Lookout

Taking it all in.. Can't believe we did it!

LOCATION North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway LENGTH 8.0 miles, roundtrip ELEVATION Gain: 3300 ft. Highest Point: 6900 ft. BEST TIME July to October One of the best and picturesque hike I've done thus far! #stellerplaces

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