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Independence and North Lakes

North Cascades

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Hiked Aug 14, 2021

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition

Road

Road recommended for high clearance only

Bugs

Bugs were an annoyance

Snow

Snow free

Biz first … for the love please don’t park in the turnaround on forest roads! Narrow with a huge drop off. Don’t be that person that makes people sweat with fear of going off a cliff trying to do a 20 point turn because you parked in the turnaround. Rant over.

Independence Lake was great. Extra hike on the road due to the washout. It was hot and smoky but the trail is in good condition and the lake is beautiful! Many wildflowers blooming and lots of butterflies. Didn’t go on to North Lake or check out Coal Lake.

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