Lake Twentytwo - Lake 22
Jul 15, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Lake Twentytwo - Lake 22
- Region: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
- Agency: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
- Trails: Lake 22 (#702)
- Avg Rating: 4.02
- Why You Should Go Now
- Ripe berries
The trail is in good shape, much less water on trail than I've seen at other times. In the first mile, the blueberries and salmon berries are ripe. Most of the wildflowers have gone by, but I did see a bit of creeping dogwood and a few bleeding hearts. The snow is largely melted out at the lake. We made it all the way around to the far side and had planned to go all the way around, but there are some dicy snow caves developing under the far snow field. I saw other people crossing them, but decided that Mike probably didn't need that kind of adventure, should something go wrong.
All in all, a great day, and I think I've made a new convert! We finished our day by having a leisurely snack of chocolate and cherries at the Big Four picnic area.