You don't go to Rachel Lake to enjoy the peace and quiet -- you won't find that on this popular hike. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't go! Nice day along the trail. I was surprised by beauty of the trail side creek and small waterfalls which were an added bonus. The Lake has crystal clear water and when it's not windy, you get a nice reflection. Trail was in decent shape. A couple of blow downs and some wet/muddy areas but all in all not too bad. It would definitely be a different story earlier in the year when I assume the trail would be very wet and slick during the steep climb to the lake.
average hiking speed 1.51 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
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