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Randy Gordon

We parked the trucked at the pull off across from the fire station and made our way down to the road. It was a gorgeous day and the sun was shining making the decently steep ascent a rather warm one. We got to the summit in a little under an hour and a half and enjoyed great views of the surrounding mountains, including Mt. Stuart. Be prepared with traction and snowshoes after new snowfall! Have fun!

While on a weekend vacation we chose to run up to the Goat Peak Lookout because of its fairly close proximity to Winthrop, WA. It was a steep hike through late winter season snow in May but we made it to the lookout and were greeted with some gorgeous views. Bring a jacket and enjoy your lunch at 7000 feet!

We hit the trail just after 4:30 in order to give us just enough time to witness one of the many spectacular sunsets Central and Eastern Washington are renowned for. With an average yearly rain accumulation under 10 inches, Ancient Lakes in Quincy, WA has fairly moderate weather year-round. It was windy so don't forget a sweatshirt and shell! After climbing above the main waterfall overlooking the lakes and watching the sky burst into color, we found our way back via headlamp. A great evening to hit the trail!

Being the first car in the parking lot at 6:15AM on a Saturday, there was complete solitude at Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Serene for a good part of the early morning. On my way back to the trail head around 10AM, it was becoming rather busy. If your legs are up for it, be sure to make the 0.5 mile uphill go at seeing the falls before coming back down and and continue onward to the lake. It was a gorgeous day and the views were spectacular. Have fun and take it all in!