Hike #25: Snow and Gem Lakes
June 13, 2015
Mileage: ~10 roundtrip
Elevation Gain: ~2300 ft
A solo hike for a weekend on my own in Seattle. It was brilliant. I set off early and got to the trail head around 7. Even then there were over a dozen cars in the lot, but I think most were from the previous night. The trail was fairly empty on the way up. I actually kept track of my timing on this hike, which is nice to look back on.
7:11 Got my permit and started on the trail
8:30 First sighting of Snow Lake
9:01 Hummingbird spotted near the lake
9:17 Started on Gem Lake trail
11:08 Started down
12:17 Stopped at Snow Lake to put my feet in the water
Made it back to the car just a bit after 1:00. Perfect, wonderful, stunning hike.