Image Lake

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Aug 01, 2015 - Aug 02, 2015

Long hike along Siuattle river and climb to picturesque Image Lake.

A nice overnight hike along the Siuattle river near Darrington then a tough climb up Miners Ridge Trail to Image Lake with views of Glacier Peak.

Had a nice swim in the lake, but the campsites were overrun and ended up a couple feet away from another tent who spent quite some time praying then snoring.

Checked out the Miners Ridge Lookout on the way back.

Gave a through-hiker from Texas a ride back to Seattle. His trip from Stevens Pass to the northern end of the PCT was screwed by the fires in the area. Learned a lot about ultralight hiking from him - first time I heard about it in practice. He gave me his detailed NatGeo maps & I hope I get the chance to use them someday.

DifficultyClass 1
Distance~20 miles
Highest ElevationImage Lake (~5800 ft)
JurisdictionMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
MapGreen Trails Glacier Peak
TrailheadMountain Loop Highway - Siuattle River Trail