Golden Larches on the Blue Lake Trail
It’s a long drive, but a fantastic hike and worth every minute (to make the drive easier you could stay in Mazama or Winthrop, or camp at Pearrygin Lake State Park, as we did on this trip). It’s 4.5 miles round trip, with about 1000 feet of elevation gain, which is fairly steady along the trail (never extremely steep).
Snow on golden larches on the Blue Lake trail.
The hike started out with heavy snow and fog, completely obscuring the view. Still, the fall colors were spectacular and the snow was fun. The lake has amazing scenery, but the snow was so heavy we didn’t stay there long.
Blue Lake in the snow
As soon as we started down the snow let up and the sun came out, bringing out some of the views!
View of Liberty Bell on the Blue Lake trail
Get out there and enjoy those high larch hikes before they are completely snowed in!