Looking roughly north from the Lake twenty-two trail across the way to three fingers
~2300 feet elevation for this picture. Starting to see snow on the trail, and some ice crystals and rainbow overhead.
Those flecks on the image about 1/3 of the way across from the left, and just below the line where the snow meets the lake: Those are crazy people who were walking across the lake.
Rally Monkey in front of Lake Twenty-Two
The path of least resistance for the spring runoff is the trail in several places.
Stream crossing on the way up to Heather Lake
Heather Lake - covered in sketchy soft snow and a sketchy melting layer of ice. To the far left of this image (about 3 minutes after I took it) is where I thought there was solid snow under foot, but instead kinda postholed into the lake.
Rally Monkey in front of Heather Lake
On the left/background are Little Si, Mt. Si, Blowdown Mountain, Mt. Teneriffe, and related mountains. In the midground/right are Mailbox Peak. Tree-covered slope on the right/foreground is the west slope of Change Peak.
Almost stepped on this little guy. Then I couldn't grab focus before it hopped away.
Drank a little over 5 L of water in 90+ degree temperatures. Thankful for this stream crossing where I could refill on the way back down.
Not quite peak wildflower season just yet, but plenty of bear grass.
Pretty close to the trailhead this small cave/outcropping is set up as a climbing wall with a giant piece of stone set up as a flat table/bench.
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