Friday, October 19, 2018

Hike-let of the Week: Blue Lake Trail

While camping at Rasar State Park recently, we went on a little walk to Blue Lake. I'm not gonna lie -- we had planned to hike up to Dock Butte, missed the turn off, found ourselves in blissful solitude at the lake, and decided to just hang out there for a while and not hike up to Dock Butte. This walk was so short that I didn't even take any pictures along the way... until we got here:

What was really wonderful was that, somehow, we had the place to ourselves.

So you can see, I hope, why we lingered... sitting in the sun, listening to birds and the sound of water lapping on the shore.

I should point out that it was c-c-c-cold out, so there wasn't any wading. 

After a while we decided to turn back and go explore the campground. I think if we hadn't missed the turn, we would have happily hiked up to Dock Bute ... but having gotten somewhere that felt like a very worthy destination, we were happy to turn and walk back to the trailhead.

The day was beautiful, and I'm sure we would have had an amazing view. Heck, the view of Mount Baker from the road was incredible!

Blue Lake

1.6 miles
207 feet elevation gain

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