Lake 22 Hike 2013

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Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />At the start of our hike....Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The lake 22 Creek crossing, early in the hike.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The lake 22 Creek crossing, early in the hike.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The lake 22 Creek crossing, early in the hike.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Several giant trees along this part of the trail.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The bridge over Lake 22 Creek, early in the hike.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Sections of the trail have these ladder-like structures.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The Lake 22 Creek is seen at many places along the route. Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The trail passes some very old trees, great scenery.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Towering old giant snags are numerous too.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The sounds of waterfalls are refreshing.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Colorful Fungi are attractive.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Colorful Fungi are attractive.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Walking past giants.... an icinic scene.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Sky Scrapers.... you might not remember to look up as you follow the trail.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The trail becomes rocky as it emerges into sunnier stretches. Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />You have to watch your step carefully on these rocky places.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />These berries look like snake eyes when they are matured.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />A favorite place along the way, with the bent tree trunks.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />I hardly used the trekking poles on most of the hike, but they can help when balance is uncertain.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Waterfalls are numerous as we climb toward the lake.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake....A board walk makes the walk around the lake much easier in many stretches.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... the views are super here.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... sunshine breaks through the clouds at moments... Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... The bridge crossing Lake 22 Creek at the outlet is a sturdy structure.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... he NW shore in sunshine.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake....nice place to sing Indian Love Call....Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... vestiges of last winter.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... goat's beard.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... bees were busy on the flowers.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... grand views as you walk the lake perimeter.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... fireweed in early stages of blooming. Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... fireweed up close.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... red elderberry (not good to eat!)Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... Red Elderberry (could be poison).Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... fireweed.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... red elderberry (not good to eat!)Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... a boardwalk at the south end of the lake undulates with the uneven terrain.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... a boardwalk at the south end of the lake undulates with the uneven terrain.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... the bridge over the lake outlet at the north end of the lake in the sunshine. Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />Scenes at the lake.... Fran is a standout!Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The walk back to the trailhead. I think Fran was getting tired, at least her smiles were less frequent.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The walk back to the trailhead. Conks on the tree trunks were always covered with moisture droplets.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The walk back to the trailhead. A refreshing face washing restores Fran's smile.Lake 22 Hike, Snohomish Co., WA. 9/19/13<br />The walk back to the trailhead. Map at the trailhead shows numerous trails in the area. This Lake 22 hike is 2.7 miles one-way. and 1500 ft elevation gain to the Lake at 2,500 feet elevation.

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