Blue Lake 2014

Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....near Washington Pass, North Cascades Highway, WA    9/09/2014

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Information sign at the trailhead. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14We will pass to the right underneath these tall peaks on our way to Blue Lake. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Fungi along the way. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 This is a very popular trail during the brief summer-fall season, as snow is present much of the rest of each year. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14The climbing is moderate, but hard for those not used to the altitude. Blue Lake is 6300 feet in altitude. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14The view to the northwest is grand. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14We have views of these peaks looming overhead on the east side of our trail most of the way to the lake. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 Suddenly, we have the lake at our feet. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14The relic remains of a shelter. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Magnificent backgrounds grace this lake. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14You can see why these crags are a magnet to rock climbers. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 I don't share a wish to climb these things! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14What a place to see! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Looks like a dream! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Fran fits right in! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 Makes a postcard! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14I am pleased to be here about four times now. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Another magnificent place in the North Cascades of WA! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14A last peek before starting back down the trail. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 It may be redundant, but a few more pictures or the collection. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14There could be climbers up there, but probably too tiny to see. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Old tree stumps have a lot of character. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14The deep blue really does look that way in person. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 Love these ancient tree stumps. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14We start our descent. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14It is easy to pause with the beauty around here. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Still paused.... A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14 Too many distracting views to allow fast hiking downhill. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Old twisted logs preserve the sense of passing time. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14So fun to capture some of these views! A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14Fran indicates the straps on her new backpack are too long. A hike to Blue Lake, No Cascades, WA 09/09/14

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