Hiking: Hidden Lake (9/01/19)

Green Trails map of Hidden Lake

HIKING: HIDDEN LAKE
AGE 5, MONTH 1
SEPT 1 (2019)

Our small family was due for a hike, so we picked a new place to explore over Labor Day weekend. Hidden Lake (Trail 1510) is right by Lake Wenatchee. It’s a nice, short distance for hiking with kids (0.8 miles round trip).

Hidden Lake – September 1, 2019
Todd – September 1, 2019
Hidden Lake – September 1, 2019
Eric – September 1, 2019

Of course, Todd was all pumped up to catch some fish with his hands. There were plenty of fish to see (tiny-to-small in size), but he was unsuccessful fishing (fortunately).

Todd looking for fish – September 1, 2019
September 1, 2019
Elisa – September 1, 2019
September 1, 2019

Here’s a view of Dirty Face Peak. Eric and I did that hike waaaay back in October of 2003! [The map at the top of this post shows the trail on the Green Trails map. I couldn’t highlight over the tape, but we did complete the whole hike!]

View of Dirty Face Peak area – September 1, 2019
Eric & Todd on the trail – September 1, 2019

After the hike to Hidden Lake, we drove to the small parking lot at Glacier View campground. We lucked out and got one of just a few parking spots, since someone else was leaving right when we showed up.

Initially, Todd wanted to look for fish in the lake, but then he got interested in throwing rocks and practicing climbing over the rocks, back and forth several times.

Todd at Lake Wenatchee – September 1, 2019
View of Glacier Peak (in the clouds) – September 1, 2019
Glacier Peak in the clouds – September 1, 2019
Dirty Face Peak – September 1, 2019
Todd climbing over rocks – September 1, 2019
Todd throwing rocks – September 1, 2019
Eric & Dirty Face Peak – September 1, 2019
Climbing over rocks – September 1, 2019

Todd fell asleep in the car after his exertions!

Tired little boy – September 1, 2019

Another time, we’ll have to return to do the shore hike that starts at Glacier View Campground (Trail 1510A). A weekday might offer the best chance of getting a parking spot when we return!

Mountain Biking: Number 2 Canyon (August 2019)

Twin Peaks Viewpoint – August 26, 2019

MOUNTAIN BIKING: NUMBER 2 CANYON
AUG 13 – AUG 26 (2019)

Here are pictures from three bike rides at the end of the Number Two Canyon road. Instead of going up to the Twin Peaks viewpoint each time, we started exploring some of the newer trails in that area.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

As you can see from the Runkeeper map, we didn’t descend the same meadow that we climbed; we looped around and connected back to our start point. Since we had time left before we had to pick up Todd, we added on our familiar favorite, Lower Stairway to Heaven trail, as an out-and-back. We covered about 10 miles but I didn’t get exact stats because I forgot to restart my tracker for one short section (oops).

Runkeeper map – August 13, 2019
Eric – August 13, 2019
Ridge view – August 13, 2019
August 13, 2019
August 13, 2019
Eric – August 13, 2019
Eric – August 13, 2019
Eric – August 13, 2019
Eric – August 13, 2019
Elisa – August 13, 2019
Elisa – August 13, 2019

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

In the parking lot, we saw friends from skiing at Mission Ridge and they made suggestions for our route. This time we climbed Stairway to Heaven and descended Waterfall (new for us), to access the same meadow area that we explored on the 13th. We ventured a little higher than our previous turn around point, then descended on the same trail (on the 13th we did a loop instead). At an intersection, we did another short out-and-back. The total mileage was 10.90 miles at 5.85 mph.

Runkeeper map – August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019
Elisa – August 19, 2019
Elisa in the meadow – August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019

MONDAY, AUGUST 26

We ascended strongly to the Twin Peaks viewpoint, including a climb of Dragon’s Tail. We descended Road Rage (new for me, but it’s not for me!), then started down our usual route. However, Eric crashed hard shortly after starting down Upper Stairway (his peddle caught on a root which threw him over). Fortunately, he was able to ride down to the car…painfully, but it meant the end of our good times. Our total mileage was 10.2 miles.

August 26, 2019
Elisa at the viewpoint – August 26, 2019
Eric’s bike with Mt Rainier – August 26, 2019
Elisa at the viewpoint – August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019
Eric’s bike with views – August 26, 2019