Heather Lake Trail

We hiked the Heather Lake Trail, off the Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Pass, on May 17, 2006.

Highlights: Alpine lake, mountain views, wildflowers
Near: Darrington, WA
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1100 ft
Hike Time: 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Trail Condition: Well maintained trail

Summary: The trail starts off on an old road and then climbs steadily through second-growth forest. There is a trail all the way around the lake. This hike is popular year-round. Some people ice skate on the lake in winter.

Front row: Bill Noble, Scott Kuehn. Back row: Shobhit Gupta, Aaron Klammer, Barbara Frewen, Tobias Mann, James Thompson, Bob Thurman, Sheila Reynolds, Charles Grant.

This is where we ate lunch. Despite the snow on the ground around the lake, no one in shorts and T-shirt was cold. From left: Aaaron, James, Shobhit, Scott, Tobias, Barbara, Sheila, Bob, Charles.

Barbara, on a dare.