Ancient Lakes & Dusty Lake, WA 4/28 - 4/30

May 3, 2018

We got to the TH at 9:30PM or so on a Saturday, about 50 cars in parking lot. Was a full moon and beautiful out around 55 degrees. Didn't even need a head lamp for navigating due to how open and the illumination from the bright moon! Camped in a meadow and saw lots of headlamps further out. Next morning there was around 18 tents scattered throughout the valley and people everywhere. Def not a good saturday getaway. It was gorgeous and as time went on (Sunday) everyone left and we were the only ones in the area it seemed like. We ended up not sticking at the ancient lakes and climbed over the cliffs to Dusty Lake where it was a bit more remote to camp into monday.

Saw tons of wildlife, super pretty! Heard lots of owls and coyotes.

Beautiful area and look forward to returning.


Because I am able.
Dec 31, 2017
Your video made it look so serene! Although, it probably wasn't so serene with all the people at first. Still, a beautiful place.

I am so bummed, I just got back from Seattle on Wednesday. I was there for work and wasn't able to sneak off and do any hiking. Hopefully, I can head back soon.

Thanks for the share!
May 3, 2018
Thank you! Once it got later into sunday we had the place to ourselves but yeah Saturday was hectic. Hope you can get out into the wilderness and enjoy this amazing spring weather the PNW is having!!!
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