Things turn pleasant: Rachel Lake at last

The difficult trail ends here at Rachel Lake. It is a place where you must stop, if not to take it all in, at least for a breather after the climb. Some people never get going again after stopping, but don't be one of them. It really does get easier from here, even though another 600 feet must be conquered on the far side of the lake. So take a few moments to cool your feet in the clear water — the water temperature will guarantee that a few moments is all you will need.

Hibox Mountain view