This easily accessible lake lies just below Chinook Pass along Highway 410 and offers visitors abundant parking for views to write home about. The lake sits in a meadow just below Yakima Peak (north) and Naches Peak (south).
There’s much to entice a photographer; rugged Governor’s Ridge, the ancient volcanic plugs of the Cowlitz Chimneys and Mount Rainier shimmering like a mirage under its burden of ice and snow.
In summer, it’s a must-see area for wildflowers and in autumn, the fall foliage is nothing short of brilliant. As with Sunrise, the road to Chinook Pass closes when significant snow accumulates, sometimes as early as October.
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