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Talapus and Olallie Lakes, WA

Talapus and Olallie Lakes are an easy evening hike. It is less than 2.4 miles to Talapus Lake with an elevation gain of less than 800 feet. Olallie lake is just a half mile or so passed Talapus lake and only a few hundred feet higher.

On August 13 we started at 5:40pm and arrived at Olallie Lake at about 7pm, including a short stop at Talapus Lake.

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Talapus Lake with the base of Bandera Mountain to the left and the base of Pratt Mountain in the background. Looking south over Olallie lake towards Mt. Rainer A close up of Mt. Ranier from Olallie lake.
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There is nothing like a dip in a alpine lake at the end of a hike. Actually it wasn't cold!
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This is the reflection of Granite Mountain in Olallie lake.

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The pictures in this gallery were taken with a Sony DCR-PC100 1-mega pixel camera. Email me if you would like a higher resolution version of any of these pictures.