Annette Lake

Annette Lake

I hiked to Annette Lake, a relatively easy hike at 7.5 miles roundtrip and 1400 ft. elevation gain. Most of the hike was through forest. The ground was covered by trees and ferns.

Near the beginning of the hike, there was a bridge overlooking a waterfall.

the roar of the waterfall cut through the silence
the roar of the waterfall cut through the silence

Towards the end of the hike, there were several talus slopes. These clearings afforded a glimpse of the surrounding mountains. There was even a fallen tree blocking the path that I had to climb over.

a hint of color through the clouds
a hint of color through the clouds
clouds burning away
clouds burning away

In the morning, where the trail meets the lake, the lake and the sun are in the same direction. So if someone wants to take photos of the lake that are not washed out, they should plan to be there later in the day (or camp overnight!). I enjoyed the warm reflection of the sun on my face. At the far end of the lake, a tiny cascade generated the soothing sound of trickling water.

posing at the lunch spot
posing at the lunch spot
Annette Lake panorama
Annette Lake panorama

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