Last June Barb had originally wanted to hike to Annette Lake for her birthday. But there was too much snow so she opted for her second choice, Cedar Butte.
Instead of 3.8 miles and 900 feet of elevation gain Annette Lake is 7.5 miles and 1400 feet of elevation gain. So they say. We discovered there was about 1600 feet of elevation gain and we reached an altitude of over 3700 feet. I’m not sure about the distance but 7.5 miles sounds about right.
It was easy trail to find and follow. Just follow the signs:
There were some interesting things along the way:
The lake was pretty but nothing epic.
The trail was a bit rough a lot of the time. My ankles got a “good” workout.
It was a hot day at home. It got up to about 90F. On the trail and at the lake it was no more than in the low 70s and in the shade almost all the time. It was a good choice for such a hot day.