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Surprise and Glacier Lakes

Nov 25, 2012

by onehikeaweek last modified Dec 10, 2012 09:38 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Surprise and Glacier Lakes
Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
Agency: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
Trails: Surprise Lake (#1060)
Avg Rating: 3.23
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Water on trail
Snow on trail
Glacier Lake south view - (c) johnwporter
Flickr: http://bit.ly/surprise-glacier-lakes

The goal was to climb Spark Plug Mountain. But as I hiked up Surprise Lake Trail somehow I wasn't really feeling it, think the absent of the boys and/or a climbing partner had something to do with it. Instead I kept hiking and eventually ended up at Glacier Lake byway of Surprise Lake, which the dogs and I hiked to two Christmases ago.

Getting around the boulders by Lake Glacier shore to be closer to the water for a better view was a bit tricky. The boulders hadn't yet been completely covered in snow, so there were lots of opportunities one could fall into the cracks among the rocks.

It's been while since we've had a sunny, warmish Sunday.
Surprise Lake south view - (c) johnwporter
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