4.5 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
This was a hilarious hike. We wanted to end our trip with a stroll and possibly a swim in this low elevation lake. Due to not looking carefully at the map we found ourselves going very steeply up then sliding insanely steeply down and repeating until we found ourselves with 3/4 of a mile left to still make 800 feet of elevation gain. After trudging up through a beautiful mossy but hot rockfall we found ourselves at a lake that looked more like Detroit Reservoir at low water. We had to laugh at ourselves since it was so completely opposite of what we expected.