HIKED DIABLO LAKE TRAIL North Cascades National Park, Washington

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: June 28, 2022

We drove across Diablo Lake Bridge and up the mountain to the overlook. This short .5-mile trail at Diablo Lake Overlook gave us incredible high views of Diablo Lake below. We took photos of the lake and 7,051-foot Davis Peak in the distance. Diablo Lake was only 20 miles south of Canada. The lake is glacier melt fed and the clear blue water was due to the “flour” pulverized rock from the glacier. The sun quickly disappeared. As moist Pacific air rises steeply over the Cascade Mountains, it cools, condenses, and falls as rain or snow. Right on cue out of nowhere, a rainstorm fast approached so we scampered back to the truck.

We drove out of the park and back onto Highway 20 as the state of Washington has George’s head as the logo on its road signs. Back at the KOA campground I checked out one their new, smaller camping cabins. Sadly, it was a trite too small for me.

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