Lake 22 Hike July 2010


Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010 A rocky stretch in the sunshine.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Fran finds some blueberries.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Columbine!Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Ron at the classic spot where the trees are bent from winter snows.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Fran likes this spot too.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Three Fingers peaks appear in the north as we gain altitude.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Fran does a bit more climbing as we get close to the lake.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. The Lake 22 outflow stream.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Lake 22 is a magnificent view. We walked the 1.1 mile loop trail around the lake before returning to the car.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Tiger lily.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. A nice closeup of a tiger lily.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. The loop trail near the south side of Lake 22.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. A view to the north end of the lake, where we entered the loop trail.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. We stopped here to eat lunch next to the "elephant head" flowers.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. The lake surrounds were grand to see.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Ice caves form as melting water erodes the undersides of the snowbanks... quite dangerous as the caves collapse.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Asters.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Three Fingers mountain is seen to the north, partly obscured by a cloud.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Ron catches the view from the loop trail.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. The return trail has many of these stairways.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. Fran gets a cooling splash of water on the way back.Hike to lake 22, near Verlot, WA July 23, 2010. The spec's for this hike... 2.7 miles one way, with a 1.1 mile loop trail added, and 1500 ft gain.

These images were taken with my Fuji F30 P&S digital camera, as my preferred Fuji S6000 camera for hikes was broken a day before this hike!


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