Snow Lakes

We hiked up to Snow Lakes just outside of Leavonworth, Washington. Had to wait outside the Ranger Station to obtain a permit. Luckily no one else arrived. It took us about 5 hours to hike up to the lakes. It is a grueling 6.5 mile hike with 3,800 feet of elevation gain. Had one side of the lake all to ourselves. However there was an VERY loud group on the other side which made it feel as though they were camping right next to us. Other than that (and the sore muscles for a few days), the hike was well worth the effort.

Mountain goat along the trail

Closer shot of the mountain goat

View towards Nada Lake

Lower Snow Lake

Upper Snow Lake and the saddle to the Enchantments

Looking up towards the Enchantments from the south end of Upper Snow Lake

Sunset at Upper Snow Lake

Morning sunrise at Lower Snow Lake

Morning sunrise

Other side of Lower SNow Lake from our camp site

Morning sun

Our camp site

View towards the trees to the lake

Our camp site

Heading back home

Looking at the morning sun rise over Nada Lake

Another picture of Nada Lake

View down to Icicle Creek valley just before the steep switchbacks

Icicle Ridge

Happy campers