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Hiking to Quinn and Lost Lakes (WA) - Oct. 23, 2007

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Greenwater Lakes trailhead 9:59am

Traversing one of many foot bridges

2 walk, 1 swims this bridge

Lower Greenwater Lake

Dual bridges

Lexie is not enthused about it...

About 2 miles beyond the Greenwater Lakes, the trail splits. Left to Echo Lake (future hike). We take the high road to the right to Lost Lake (5 mi. - see inset). Interestingly enough the Mountaineers Hike book says it's only 3 miles (with 4 to the split). Based on our return time that made more sense. So the sign should be 3 for both Lost Lake and Echo Lake

Sunshine streaming onto trail. Most of the trail is in dense woods

Linda and Lexie on the Quinn Lake cutoff. Signs of recent snow

Quinn Lake panorama

Steam off the water during lunch

Mandatory tripod and timer shot

Reflections on Quinn Lake

Lexie declines to retrieve the sinking sticks in the cold water

Cameras do lie :). The deeper blue on the lake is not actually there

Since the original Quinn Lake target was easy, one of us decided we needed more abuse and headed up the moss covered rock to get to Lost Lake

Bark scraped trees are a sure sign of elk in the area

Lost Lake. Bigger than Quinn Lake but less character

Lost Lake #2. We didn't have time to loop around the lake. Already after 2:30pm

Return trip over the broken bridge

Linda was able to convince Lexie not to swim this time

Back at the trailhead 5:19pm (14 miles and 7+ hours later). No injuries, no bites. Much more pleasant than the last hike

Quinn and Lost Lakes topology. Click here to zoom in or out and follow the trail

  1. U.O.N., Olympus Stylus 770SW Digital Photography by William F. Smith (7.1 MP, 2304x1728 SQ1, 3X optical 38-114mm)

Last Update 23-Nov-07