I was not out there this year but according to trip reports road and trail are in good shape.
|View of Dusty Lake from the rim above @ Alan Bauer|
|On the way to the lake passing a glacial erratic (aka big rock) @ Alan Bauer|
|View of waterfalls and lake @ Alan Bauer|
|Ancient Lakes @ Dennis Long|
|Columns of basalt @ Michael Fagin|
|Some off trail scrambling @ Dennis Long|
|Columbia River @ Michael Fagin|
Trail stats: Our loop was about 7 miles roundtrip with evelvation gain is minimal.
|Our hike was along the valley to the lake then back along south rim|
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