Lake is in a valley about an hour east of Seattle near the Alpental ski resort
(exit 52 off I-90; exit 53 when coming from the east), and it is accessed at the
end of a 7 mile round-trip trail (National Forest trail 1013). The trail starts
in the Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest and crosses over into the Alpine
Lakes Wilderness. It's a great day hike to the large lake (over a mile long),
though it can apparently be crowded on summer weekends. The trail starts at 3100
feet elevation, rises to 4400 feet along a saddle in the mountains that offers
great views over the lake and beyond, and then descends to the lake at 4016 feet.
Lots of flowers, berries, interesting old trees, and views all around!
starting down to Snow Lake, coming over the saddle between the peaks
Tim, and Kari soaking up some rays on the shore
dealing with all the stress
Source Lake trail near Alpental and Snoqualmie Pass