Snow Lake in the Summer
Snow Lake is one of our favorite hikes to do year round. The drive to the trailhead isn't too far, the distance on the trail isn't too great and we always know it is going to be beautiful once we reach the top. In early Summer, there are streams which zig zag the trail and waterfalls in the distance. In late Summer, there are wildflowers dotting the trail and in early Fall the colors of the foliage are spectacular.
In the Summer, the mountains can be around ten degrees cooler than in the city. It is a beautiful way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life while getting a wonderful workout.
Little by little this child of ours is becoming a hiker! He has taken a keen interest in our hiking poles in particular.
I adore watching these two together. They make every day moments like going on a hike, a million times more beautiful.
I am always eager to get a photo of the three of us together!
This section of the trail which skirts the lake is one of my favorite spots.
Those precious moments when Jasper is asleep in the carrier and the only sounds I hear are the beating of my own heart, and the sound of my own breath are some of the most restorative moments of the day.
From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 52, signed for Snoqualmie Pass West. Turn left (north), crossing under the freeway, and continue to the end of the road at the Alpental Ski Area parking lot.