Marten Lake Hike

A bit of bushwhacking our way up a steep, unmaintained trail off the Taylor River trail got us to quiet Marten Lake.
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img_7668 Wiat for me! The first few miles of the trail were on an old logging road that'd been converted to trail. Not the most exciting hiking in the world.
Wiat for me! The first few miles of the trail were on an old logging road that'd been converted to trail. Not the most exciting hiking in the world.
img_7670 Entering the shrubbery zone. As we finished the steepest part of the ascent we entered an avalanche zone of slide alder which all but obscured the trail.
Entering the shrubbery zone. As we finished the steepest part of the ascent we entered an avalanche zone of slide alder which all but obscured the trail.
img_7671 We ready for this?
We ready for this?
img_7673 Boom! Already at the lake!
Boom! Already at the lake!
img_7674 Lunch on the rocks, one of the few places to sit along the lake. Swimming was planned, but the cool weather said
Lunch on the rocks, one of the few places to sit along the lake. Swimming was planned, but the cool weather said "No swimming today!". We heard, but weren't…
img_7678 Zoe doing her best to fall into the lake by scrambling down the slippery, moss-covered rocks.
Zoe doing her best to fall into the lake by scrambling down the slippery, moss-covered rocks.
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img_7683 Gavin tries to help Zoe while Martin does nothing useful.
Gavin tries to help Zoe while Martin does nothing useful.
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img_7690 Getting back down was a bit more challenging than going up.
Getting back down was a bit more challenging than going up.
img_7694 The view up the Taylor River valley.
The view up the Taylor River valley.
img_7695 Treen Peak catching some sun.
Treen Peak catching some sun.