Tuesday, July 31, 2012

KUOW- Hike of the Week Lake Valhalla

Updated: Tuesday July 31, 2012
This located at Stevens Pass. Wildflowers are in prime time mode.
All photos from Maria Lamarca Anderson
Photo below is Lake Valhalla and Lichtenberg Mountain

Green Trails Maps- One of the 10 essentials

Check out Green Trails Maps for directions. Map for this week's trip is 144. Click link below for complete list of maps.http:// http://greentrailsmaps.com/maps/index_Map_wa/

Photo below shows hikers on the way to the lake

Photo below is paintbrush. One of hundreds on flowers along the trail
Photo below is Heather in this rock garden
Photo below is one of the small snow patches that you cross (easy crossing)
Photo below is Michael Fagin sitting on a rock near the lake smiling because it is lunch time
Photo below is Maria Lamarca Anderson taking nap near lake after lunch and photography shooting
Photo below is on the way back looking south towards Mt Howard
Driving Directions: From Seattle take Highway 2 to Stevens Pass. Park across street from the Ski area (north side of the Highway). The trail is at east end of the parking lot.
Trail stats: 11 miles round trip and 1500 foot gain. High point is at 5000 feet.

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