Yesterday morning we packed a lunch, took the dogs, and headed up another nearby creek road. It was about 13 miles to our destination, but the road was not bad at all, as far as being narrow and it was so wooded you really didn't see down the cliff edges LOL.
We got there to find a few other cars parked there. Put the dogs on leashes and took a very short easy hike and came to this paradise
Talked to a guy and his kid fishing and he asked if we were hiking up to the other lake. He said it was about a mile, a pretty easy hike. On our way back out the trail from this lake we stopped and chatted with two young men who had pushed themselves out on a makeshift float
Here's the snow field - there was no one else around so dogs got to go off leash the rest of the hike.
but what they neglected to mention was that it was still snow all the way through those trees too. LOL
I guess it was really about a mile and a 1/4, but we finally got there.
We were at about 6,000 ft there. We ate our lunch we had packed in DH's daypack. Going down was a little easier, but it was a bit slippery on the snow, of course. It was about as perfect of a day as I think we could have. Can't wait for DD to get here and share some of this with her!