Lake 22 Hike 2014

Images from my Canon G15  camera.    WA locations   ....on Mountain Loop Hwy, via Granite Falls, WA    9/05/2014

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Fran ready to start the Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Early morning light on the Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The trail will pass many older trees. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 We will have many tall steps on this moderate trail. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14I never tire of seeing these really old trees. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14About 25 minutes into the hike, we cross the outlet stream from the lake. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The bridge over the Lake 22 stream makes the crossing easy. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 I am sometimes the subject of the camera. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The popular trail is nicely improved in many places. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Fran in repose.... Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Big trees.... Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 I always like this passage between the giant trees. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Tiny Fran between the trees. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Conks on the tree. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The trail becomes rocky as we rise in altitude. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 Some years ago, this portion of the trail was much rockier. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Some avalanch debris along here. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Looking back to the north, the snowy top of Three Fingers Mtn come into view. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14A slightly better view of Three Fingers Mtn is emerging. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 A shady spot as we climb is worth a pause. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14A glimpse of the Stillaguamish river down in the canyon is seen. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14These snow-bent trees are a place we like. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14These snow-bent trees are a place we like. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 There are many ladder-type risers along the trail. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Finally we see some outflow stream pools as we approach the lake. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Arriving at the edge of the lake, we can walk all the way around on a nice trail. It will take another hour, with a lunch stop along the way. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The surrounding views are super here. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 There are nice boardwalks at the start of the walk around the lake. This portion is best to see in June or July for the wildflowers. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The snowbank on the south end of the lake is always interesting with the cave at the bottom. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The fireweed in seed stage is on both sides of Fran. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Rocks instead of boardwalk for this stretch. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 Fran teases the tree. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The bridge at the entry to the lake is seen from many points of this trail. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14A tiny "dipper" was singing and swimming in the center of this view as we passed by. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14This is the last part of the boardwalk as we round into the south part of the lake. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 We often see decorative "ducks" that others have built of rocks. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Time for a mid-morning snack, according to Fran. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14The small stuff growing on rocks is an interest of mine. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Nice views of the entry point bridge are seen at many places along the walk. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 A bit of color still here this late in the season, along with a glimpse of snowy Three Fingers Mtn. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14More glimpses of color in the rocky cracks. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14We get a better impression of the distant tall Three Fingers Mtn in this view. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Fran is in a rocky part of the trail.... Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 The scenery is why so many people love this Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14A nice place to pause for the views. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14We will soon arrive back at the lake entry point, and will begin the downhill part of our hike. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Life springs forth from the rock cracks. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 Seed stage.... Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14I like the snow-bent trees. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Sunlight creates neat ways to view devils club leaves. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Fran at the trail junction, ready to go downhill. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 A common flower around here... anyone want to tell its name? Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14A "bump" in the trail after a tree tumbled down. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Passing back down these "hot" stretches is easier than climbing up! Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Fran is happy to be back in the shade of big trees. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14 We are back within 25 minutes of the trailhead. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Getting her head wet is a relief for Fran! Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14She hams it up as an exaggeration of the pleasant end of the hike. Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14Statistics of the Lake 22 hike, Snohomish County, WA 09/05/14

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