Eagle Lakes, Boiling Lake & Crater Lake

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Upper Eagle Lake in the early morning light.

Suzanne, Barry and 4-paw buddy, Cooper, had been out on the trails once more. This time to the Chelan Sawtooths and the properly-employed Eagle Lakes trailhead outdoors of the tiny town of Methow and a trail that is a jumping off spot for a wide assortment of destinations by many customers. They did an out and back overnight trip – about six miles from the trailhead to Upper Eagle Lake and 2500′ of obtain (12 miles roundtrip). A somewhat simple grade and most likely doable for households – even a mom or dad carrying a tiny a single in a backpack. Upper Eagle Lake is less complicated to access than Reduce Eagle. Barry and Suzanne decided to add some adventure right after setting up camp at Eagle Lake, by continuing up and more than Horsehead Pass and down to Boiling Lake – adding one more six miles roundtrip back to Eagle and one more 1400′ of obtain. Following a beautiful evening – enjoyed with a couple of nearby mosquitoes, but only two other humans – they had been up early to head out. But, about a half-mile from the automobile, they took one more tiny side-trip to Crater Lake – inaccessible to motorbikes or mountain bikes – on a steepish trail by means of cool rock slabs and lush meadows, for a one more seven miles and 2000′ of obtain roundtrip. In all, far more than 5500′ of elevation and 25 miles to this attractive region of the Sawtooths. For a total report and photographs, click right here. This region will be ablaze with colour throughout Larch season in quite a few weeks.

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