Alta Mountain Tarns (Aug 24, 2012)

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alta_mtn_tarns_coverConditions: day hike
Gear: nothing special
Map: USGS Snoqualmie Pass
Area: Snoqualmie Pass
Reference: 100 Hikes in Washington's Alpine Lakes
Stats: 11.5mi, 3066' gain (round trip)


I've been to Alta before. Route finding is easier than heck....if you are paying attention. I was watching more where my feet were placed than where I was and blew right by the trail heading up and staying on the ridge to Alta Mtn. No worries...not like I've never been there. I stayed on the trail which stays to the east of Alta to a set of small tarns. Beautiful place. No one else around. That was likely due to the fact this was late in the afternoon on a Friday. I nosed around some and then about 4pm decided it was high time to head back down. Nice trip. These tarns look to be a beautiful place to set up camp for a weekend.
 
Alta Mountain Tarns Slideshow

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