Snow Lake Sep 2010


Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />This popular trail has many stairs to climb as Fran starts out.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />This water crossing was clear and cold.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Our first talus crossing was easy here, but several more on the route were lots rougher.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fran hikes thriugh some larger rocks.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />No shortage of rocks above the trail.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fram has some silly grins, but she packs the lunch too.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The trail starts doing switchbacks up the steep mountain here, at the Source Lake overlook sign.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fireweed against Pearly Everlasting...Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010 <br />Water droplets on Pearly Everlasting buds...Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fran climbs the switchbacks up the steep trail.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The Alpental village low in the canyon is the start of our trail to Snow Lake.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Another switchback is a spot to adjust Fran's hat.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />A telephoto shot of a ski lift at Alpental.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The rough ridge to the west is seen most of the hike.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Lots of this trail had no level places to step, as rocks were thick.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Nearing the pass where we will see Snow Lake.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Snow Lake has lots of clouds on the north side.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Rotten tree trunk in the rocks above Snow Lake.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />This pika hid in a rock at my feet... cute ears.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Looking west across Snow Lake, I could see trout jumping!Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The trail exits Snow Lake at the low pass, on the north side into the cloudsSnow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />A closer view of the NE shoreline.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Another funny expression from Fran as we pick up after lunch to start back down the trail.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fran likes to pose on this smooth rock...Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />We saw lots of other hikers, on this popular trail (Saturday).Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Another "look" from Fran.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />More British Soldiers?Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />This is the trail high point as we start downhill to Alpental.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The telephoto view back to Alpental from near the top of the trail.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Looking back uphill as anothet hiker climbs toward the lake.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The higher part of the trail is quite steep, especially noticeable when you are descending. Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fran is getting used to the trekking poles, which help when doing steep places.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Ron & Fran, back at the Source Lake intersection, bottom of the switchbacks.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Big leaf trillium plants along the trail.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />There were several water crossings.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />Fran views the cliffs to the east, and fireweed as we get close to the end of the trail.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The trailhead parking lot at Alpental was pretty busy this Saturday afternoon.Snow Lake, from Alpental at Snoqualmie Pass. Sep 2010<br />The information sign at the trailhead.

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


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