6.66 miles of hiking • 4000' elevation gain •
Typical Junuary day in the PNW. One minute raining, the next sunny, then hail and even snowing around 4000'. While I have hiked up to Wagon Wheel Lake before, a fairly unimpressive lake IMO, I have never taken the climbers trail which climbs around 800" feet above the lake to the Silver Snag plateau and also to Cub Peak. The views up on Silver Snag were fairly impressive and I sat up there for about an hour watching the weather move in and our of the area. The climb of Cub Peak does have some exposure and because I was alone along with the weather conditions making the tread a bit slippery decided to save its climb for another day.