“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” William Shakespeare
Welcome to the Hidden Lake trail!
Hidden Lake Lookout
Not a very long trail, but it’s got some nice vertical!
Gorgeous day- July 3rd, 2015!
Flowers in bloom as far as the eye can see!
First glimpse of Hidden Lake Lookout, perched in what looks like an impossible spot far above!
First look inside the Hidden Lake Lookout!
Built in 1931!!
Surrounded by mountains on all sides!
A nice library in the lookout- I chose the history of the Mountaineers- a great read!
It was a tough hike up with a very heavy pack- I think I’ve earned this!
The sun is dropping towards the western horizon and Hidden Lake is quickly in shadow-
Moon over the Cascades!
Moon over the Hidden Lake Lookout!
Good morning selfie 🙂
Time to hit the lake! It’s a lot farther than it looks!
Amazing blue waters and rugged shoreline of Hidden Lake-
Chilled in an ice cold mountain stream- no better spot for a picnic and Vitamin R 😉
Hidden Lake selfie 😉
Back to the lookout-
Who needs 4th of July fireworks when you’ve got a sunset like this? ^_^
Couldn’t ask for nice accommodations!
Plenty of nice camp spots along the Hidden Lake trail-
Amazing fields of wildflowers and swarms of honey bees and butterflies- paradise!!
Ripe salmon berries at lower elevations really hit the spot!