We have been up to Green Lake many times before. The last time we were in some very deep snow! Made the hike twice as hard, but always worth it to get to the lake and it's amazing scenery. This year I wanted to also go to East Lake, so that made the hike a bit longer, really a lot longer, LOL! So here is the hike in pictures!
Getting closer to that mountain!
Rest stop, we have made some headway!
Made it to Green Lake!
Do you see the waterfall??
After a nice lunch and a rest. Mr. P accidentally ;) knocked Tess in the water, LOL! They did need a bath, but she did not care for that. Tagg ran the other way figuring she would be next.
We spent some time trying to figure out the trail to East Lake, but after going around one trail and ending up at the foot of that mountain you see in the pics we decided to do the hike another day, until..... We met up with a man and his son who were going up to fish. They told us how great it was and not a hard hike ( that was the 16 year old talking, lol). They went on to Green Lake and we started our hike down. Then we thought we really want to do this hike, so an about face and back to Green Lake. We met up with the man and his son (they were really super nice) and followed them up to East Lake and we did not regret it!!!
Here is the crossing over the outflow of Green Lake!
The trail went along the creek and in many places the trail crossed the creek.
Snow was also along the trail much to the delight of TNT!
This is what we saw when we got to East Lake
TNT enjoying the view!
A grubby ME and TNT!
Mike, on the above pic, I was in regulation REI shirt and boots but not hat and jeans, LOL!
Resting up for the hike back. Can you tell who carries the camera in this family, LOL!
This is on the way down, the forest in the upper elevations were made up of mostly Douglas Fir, there were some oldies in there! The lower elevations had Jeffery Pine and Lodgepole with Rocky Mountain Junipers.
Looking down from the trail. What a pretty sight!
We had such a great time up there. We even got some good training sessions in with the pups on the hike. They needed to stay close to us on the trail and they did a good job of it. Though the two men on horseback got quite a barky greeting!
Thanks for coming with us!!!
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