Date: June 15, 2013
Difficulty: 4 out of 10
Distance: 7.5 Miles / 12 Kilometers Roundtrip
Elevation Gain: 1,400 Feet / 427 Meters
Time: 3 to 4 hours
Location: Exit 47, I-90
Users Group: Hikers & Dogs Only
Permits: Discovery Pass
Trail Conditions: Dry to Packed Snow At The Lake
Hiking with: Linna Freeman, Shudan Zhu, Steve Machin and my wonder dog Macho
I was in charge of picking out today’s hike for my wife and a couple of friends Steve Machin and Shudan Zhu. I chose Annette Lake for its tranquil stroll through the dense forest to the beautiful lake at the base of Abiel and Silver Peak.
I was not the only one that decided on Annette Lake today because the parking lot was so full that people were parking along the road. Even with a full parking lot, the trail didn’t seem that busy. I actually thought about taking a quick dip in the icy waters, but it was more fun to throw snowballs in the slushy waters for Macho to chase.
We ended our day at the Little Sheep Hot Pot in Bellevue…perfect way to end a perfect day.