May 06, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Annette Lake
- Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
- Agency: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District
- Trails: Annette Lake (#1019)
- Avg Rating: 3.47
- Be Aware Of
- Snow on trail
Snow covered the trail nearly all the way, once past the iron horse trail. Snow shoes not needed, since trail was well packed, albeit slippery and soft.
Bright sun and temps in the 50's was melting snowbanks quickly.
Several snow fields/chutes sagging noticeably, but no slides. Smow melt raining from branches like diamonds in the sun, and the occasion plop of good chunks of soft snow from above.
Lake completely snow/ice covered. Just a flat white sheet...but with those fantastic peaks rising beyond. Also beyond it, the tracks of backcountry skiers, high on the snowfields below the cliffs, tempting fate. Then there was the perplexing sound of ... maybe snowmobiles off to the south. Hmm...
Great day. Great hike. No photos. (Sorry) :-)