Trailhead is just east of North Bend.. The first part of the hike one does not need snowshoes. However you will need them as you get close to the Lakes.
|Granite Lake with west ridge of Defiance|
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|Near the lakes|
|Bridge across Granite Creek|
|West ridge of Defiance|
Trail Directions: Trail is 11 miles round trip to the lakes and is 2300 foot gain. However hike is great without going to the lakes.
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