On May 12th (yes I am late getting up this review!) we decided to head up to see Annette Lake once again as it is a nice hike with a pretty lake for a pay off. The first mile was snow free, but once you get across the Iron Horse Trail it starts to get thick. Be prepared and bring treks, gaiters and poles. There are 6-7 crossing that can be hazardous without them. Very icy start in the morning, but after lunch the trail became easier to navigate. Found a comfy rock to have lunch on or as Pippin wanted, to lean on and have a nice nap. 5 hours round trip with lunch. The lake is still mostly covered in snow and ice, much like the trail. Be safe.