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Twin Lakes and Mirror Lake, WA

There are several Twin Lakes in the Snoqualmie Pass area of western Washington. The Twin Lakes we went to is situated between Mt. Catherine, Tinkham Peak and Silver Peak. The lakes are a short 0.8 mile hike from Road 9070. At this time of year (August 31, 2002) the lakes seemed to have very low water levels. Mirror Lake is about 2.5 miles south of Twin Lakes near Tinkham Peak. The trail from Twin Lakes climbs 1400 feet to a ridge at the base of Tinkham Peak and then descends 300 feet to Mirror Lake.

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The larger lake at Twin Lakes. The water at the base of the picture is entering a stream that empties Twin Lakes in to Keechelus Lake. The start of the stream that ends at Keechelus Lake. Silver Peak as seen from the trail to Mirror Lake.
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I think this is Kendall Peak. I think this is Alta Mountain.
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It was interesting to see the moon in the later morning sky. Tinkham Peak from Mirror Lake.
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The clear water of Mirror Lake. Brad and Jennifer resting at Mirror Lake. Me in the chilly waters of Mirror Lake.
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Brad standing in Mirror Lake. Jennifer wondering why she is doing this.
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Somewhere in that splash is Skyler, Heather's dog. Lauren watching the silly people in the cold water.
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A picture of Tinkham Peak with the half moon to the right.

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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.