snow lakeMade the most of my three day weekend and headed out to Snow Lake friday to enjoy the crisp Autumn day.

The huckleberries and vine maples were a vibrant red against the hillside. If you’re in the area and haven’t done this hike, you should. Your heart likes the 1300 foot elevation gain, and its worth it to get over the hill and down the other side to sit by the lake and take it all in.

The hike only took us 4 hours round trip, including about a 30 minute rest for lunch, but once you reach the lake you feel so much farther from the insanity of the city. I am very much an urban girl, but I do like  to abscond into the wilderness from time to time.