The short hike starts from milepost 134 on highway 20 and descends around 500 ft of elevation in 1.5 miles. The trail is well maintained and should take no more than 30 mins for an average hiker (times may vary). Recommended season is early thru late summer. The Ross Dam offers yet another short hike to the Ross Lake Resort which can be seen at a distance from the dam and the Ross Lake Resort ferry launch.
Colonial Peak and Pyramid Peak stand out across the range from Ross Dam.
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Diablo Lake North Cascades
Few things are better left unsaid… especially when you know there is every chance to go overboard and make it verbose. All I can say is if you live in the northwest, you may want to make every effort possible to visit this place before you head to a distant place in your nomadic life, this beauty called North Cascades National Park.
The Colonial Peak, Pyramid Peak and Davis Peak fill the background in this almost perfect picture.
The area offers many hikes, and I ‘d like to have some favorites but the one I highly recommend is a short hike to the Ross Dam which shall be covered in my next post.
Close to the Colonial Creek campground. Absolutely beautiful… The science behind the green waters can be better summarized as glacial sediments but is best googled.