Pinnacle Lake Oct 2010


Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. Sunshine has been rare in recent days... a nice start for our hike.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. At many places the trail was a root climb.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. Ron was working hard as we climbed this steep trail. Bear Lake is far below in this picture.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. A marker where the tragic unsolved murder of two nature loving women took place. We also noted that we were at Pinacle Lake on 9/11/2001, and first heard the awful news as other hilkers arrived to tell the story!Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. A glimpse through the trees showed Three FIngers Mountain, with the shelter on the south peak.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. A tiny meadow with a patch of white feathers, where somthing ate a bird.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. Fran, at the cute pond just five minutes east of Pinnacle lake.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. This cute pond just five minutes east of Pinnacle lake is always interesting.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10, Fran missed her trekking poles as we walked down the streambed to the lake.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. A very small pond is just below the south end of Pinnacle Lake.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. We had a short lunch at the lake before starting back.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. The view to the west across Pinnacle Lake.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. The view to the NW across Pinnacle Lake.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10.This trail has numerouse downed trees, as traffic was light for a couple of years due to a washout on the road leading to the trailhead.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. We saw quite a few nice mushrooms on this trail.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. Fran used improvised sticks after leaving her trekking poles at home. We had planned to do an easy walk along then Sauk near Darrington, but learned that the Pinnacle lake trail was newly opend just this morning!Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. Fran crosses obstacles on the trailHike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10. Fran walks over the almost not there bridge near the start of our hike.Hike to Pinnacle Lake, 10/01/10 The sign as we neared Bear Lake, maybe 1/3 mile from the traihead... we went left!


These images were taken with my Fuji  HS10 "bridge camera".


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