I have a new favorite hike! How many times am I going to say that this summer? But seriously, this one hit all the marks. It starts with a lake, there’s a lake in the middle and you end at the first lake. (I’m a big fan of a destination in a hike) There’s a ton of shade, variety in the terrain and beautiful views. This one was also nicely divided into four miles and distinct sections.
Mile One: You make your way from Echo Lake to a pretty quick descent. This is pretty rocky and there’s a sharp drop down the side, so watch your step! But very quickly you get incredible views. Plus, it’s mostly shaded which is nice too.