We had a wonderful day of hiking. We stopped at the meadow and took some time to sun bathe on the large flat rocks and get a little rest for the last snowy mile up to the lookout. On the way down, we found that it was easier to slide down on hands and feet at times. We sure wished we had long pants with us, many people were sliding down and it looked like such fun! We took a little time to make some snow angels and cool down before the last 2.5 dusty hike down. Granite is tough, but so worth the view. We had wonderful visibility--with perfect blue sky.
The trail head is simple to find. Exit 47 off of I-90. Left at the end of the ramp---then another left when you can't go straight anymore. North west pass is all you need. Bathroom at the trail head. There are loads of hikes here, so the parking lot was full by 9AM. We parked in the shade on the side. We really took our time today, enjoying and savoring the sights. 6 hours total round trip.
|Our favorite meadow!|
|My nightmare...wish I had my poles here|
|The sliding hill!|
Today's lunch was: chicken cobb wrap (delish with turkey bacon and sunflower seeds and creamy fresh blue cheese!) and of course the Irish Whiskey iced latte to wash it down! We nearly ran to the truck the last mile...cold gatorade in the cooler was calling our names.