Headed up to Hatcher Pass with the dogs today, hmm, no one else to go with I guess, mainly to see if it was open yet. Yes it is! Drove up to Summit Lake, and low and behold, no one was there, Yay. I have always driven by due to way too many people around the lake. So anyway, we jumped out of the Jeep, well mostly the dogs did the jumping, and took a nice walk around the lake. It’s really no big deal, very pretty, but I doubt I’ll stop again.
After walking around Summit Lake I headed back down the Pass to park at a spot I’ve been to a few times. This area is right at the entrance to Hatcher Pass proper. There is a nice steep ridge to the side that I have climbed about half way before. This time I made it to the top, and what a great place that is. Once on top of the ridge it flattens out a bit making for some really nice walking, and the views are amazing. I could have gone up even further, but I wasn’t prepared for a hike to that extent. After taking it all in for a while it was time to head home.
Looking down at Hatcher Pass Lodge
View from the climb
One the climb up. Hatcher Pass Lodge and Road
’til next time
Ed ‘n da Dogs