Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fragrance Lake

It doesn't seem to matter how often I hike this trail, it remains a favorite. I'm not sure if it's because of the challenge of the 1,100' elevation gain in the short 1.9 mile trail, the beauty of the forest we pass through to get there, the giant sandstone cliffs we pass along the way, or the calm of the lake once we've reached our destination, but it always feels like an accomplishment once we're there.

Sandstone cliffs along the trail.
The trail, one switchback after another. Up up we go.
Dena checks out an old tree trunk.
Reminiscent of gymnastics, this was rather like a balance beam.
We took the short trail branching off the main trail so we could view Chuckanut Bay and the San Juan Islands. What a great backdrop for this group photo.
Torrie swam out to fetch a log.
More information about hiking to Fragrance Lake can be found in a blog entry about one of my previous hikes there. Go here to read more - Fragrance Lake  Hike.

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