Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

This is what I was made for!

North Western Images - photos by Andy Porter

This summer I completed the Spider Meadows, Buck Creek pass Loop in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The hike was simply astounding.

The hike took us through Spider Meadows, then up through the narrow defile of Spider Gap and down into the stark basin of Upper Lyman Lake.
Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

As we ascended the pass the clouds and darkness moved in. After a snack at the crest we descended the glacier, sliding on our butts, in the rain.
Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

I protested the weather and purposefully lollygagged on the way down, hoping for sun…
Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

The views were dramatic, Upper Lyman Lake green and white lay at our feet with Cloudy Peak in the distance.
Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness
Our wish was granted, the clouds suddenly…

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