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Twin Lakes and Lake Lillian, WA

There are several Twin Lakes in the Snoqualmie Pass area of western Washington. The Twin Lakes on this hike is situated just north of Mt. Margaret. It is a 3 mile hike to get to the lakes with an elevation gain of 1500 feet in and 600 feet out. This means that the lakes are over a ridge which you must hike 1500 feet to reach the top of and then descend 600 feet to reach Twin Lakes.

From Twin Lakes it is another 1.5 miles and 250 feet of elevation gain to Lake Lillian and views of Lake Laura. We were quite surprised to see snow at Lake Lillian given that we were hiking on September 7th, 2002.

The hike from the trail head to Lake Lillian took 2 hours and 20 minutes. The return hike took 2 hours.

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This is one of the lakes named Twin Lakes. This is not just a picture of rocks. In the center of the picture is a little brown animal. I'm not sure what its name is but I have seen them often in rocky patches like this. They make a distinctive sound like a dog's squeaky toy.
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Snow near Lake Lillian (elevation 4800 feet)! Believe it or not this picture was taken on September 7, 2002. Lake Lillian at about 9:45 AM.
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Looking down Rocky Run towards Keechelus Lake. This picture shows the stream that empties Lake Lillian into Lake Laura. Lake Laura as seen from Lake Lillian. Lake Laura is about 400 feet below Lake Lillian.
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This picture was taken while looking south west. Keechelus Lake can been see (water level is low) and Mt. Catherine just right of center in the picture.

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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.