Hike #42: Talapus and Olallie Lakes

Hike #42: Talapus and Olallie Lakes
October 17, 2015
Mileage: 6.2 roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1220 ft.

Again we expected rain, and so stayed close to home, only about an hour away in Snoqualmie Pass. But instead we were blissfully rewarded with perfect weather – sunny and fairly warm, perfect for hiking.

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The beginning of the trail was lovely and wide, and the whole trail was very well-maintained and especially nice in the dry weather.DSC_0203

On the way up we pushed all the way to Olallie Lake, where we paused for a snack break at the water’s edge. The water was very still, and we enjoyed the sunshine for a bit beside the wonderfully mossy trees.

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We stopped at Talapus Lake on our way back down. Another perfectly quiet wilderness lake.

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And as is becoming the norm for these fall hikes, we spotted a multitude of mushrooms! Clare and I decided we really need to take a look at a mushroom guide so we can identify some of the many that we’ve seen recently.

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Definitely a wonderful jaunt on what is sure to be a rare sunny weekend day for this autumn. So glad to have spent it on the trail and soaking up the fresh air!

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