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Wallace Lake - Greg Ball Trail

Mar 07, 2013

by austineats last modified Mar 07, 2013 05:40 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Wallace Lake - Greg Ball Trail
Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - West
Agency: Wallace Falls State Park
Trails: Greg Ball Trail (#)
Avg Rating: 3.86
Wallace Lake's Outlet. The snow is not terribly deep, postholing through and getting hurt is a real possibility.
I'd been to Wallace State Park once and was overwhelmed or should I say overrun by the masses. Today, was quite a change. We encountered just 4 other hikers.

The falls are raging, the mosses thickly draping the branches in eerie green, the duff underfoot was mostly soft. It rained much of the day but started to clear and shine through the trees as we departed.

The trail is snow free up to the DNR road and then free again as the trail veers off to the left and towards the lake. The lake's edges are mostly snow covered so were not so inviting on a rainy afternoon. A few signs of early spring were here and there. A little bit wet but overall in great shape.
Note the old truck's grill around the tree. The rest of the truck is scattered about the ground.
The grill clearly was not slid down from the tops of these trees. It has been there a while.
Beautiful roaring cascades, mmmm.
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