Hidden Lake Lookout
Aug 04, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Hidden Lake Lookout
- Region: North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway
- Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Mount Baker District
- Trails: Hidden Lake (#745)
- Avg Rating: 3.77
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
- Snow on trail
The trail to Hidden Lake peaks is in good shape for folks that are adept at some travel on snow, patches in mid-section and more up high. Lots of runoff (higher in afternoon) made the stream crossings challenging, especially for those wearing light hikers. Lots of mud. Few bugs, mostly at parking lot... Didn't notice them while hiking.
Section across the middle hillside has so much vegetation that it's hard to see feet sometimes. Some flowers on upper section. First patches of snow at upper creek crossings, about 5200, and then intermittently until the high basin. Took ice axe but didn't use it, poles fine. Softened up more for the descent.
Lots of company enroute and on top. Lake still frozen, with just edges beginning to show.