Strawberry Lake – Once more!
This particular Sunday the weather was predicted to be 60’s and rainy…. the day fulfilled those predictions to the tee. We made the decision to head out anyway and go for a smaller, easy trail. Strawberry Lake fit the bill… of course we thought the weather would deter other hikers and we may have the trail primarily to ourselves. Well, sure called that wrong. The trail head was completely full, 8 or more vehicles including two horse trailers and we managed to run into every single one.
It was a great mix of groups including families, dirt bikers and a pack train. The first portion of the trail, which is about a mile, is a decent elevation gain with many switch backs.
At one point a small pack train and some dirt bikers crossed paths… It could have been a less than ideal scenario. In this case tension was little high on the horses (and mules) part but thankfully the equestrians were experienced and the dirt biker were considerate.
As we made it to the point in the trail where we hit piles of snow last time we tried it, it looked like a completely different trail!
The rest of the trip was very mellow and the trail is easy. There’s just a small dip that brings you down to the lake.
The lake is stunning, we walked up a bit of the trail that leads to Wildcat lake in order to get a view.
The trail onward was full of very slushy snow and we decided to turn back, Strawberry lake was our goal anyway.