Photo Gallery: Hike #26 Snowslide Summit and Maki Lake

from The Hiker’s Guide to McCall & Cascade

This thigh-burning climb, gaining 2,000 feet in 2.3 miles, weaves together a visit to Snowslide Lake, a high-alpine meadow awash in a kaleidoscope of wildflowers and to the 7,900-foot Snowslide Summit. Breathtaking vistas await you, including the rugged canyon of the East Fork of Lake Fork Creek and a myriad of 8,000-foot peaks dotting the horizon.

From the summit, you can travel over eleven miles by trail down the scenic East Fork of Lake Fork Creek to the Lake Fork trailhead. Another option is to descend one mile off-trail to remote Maki Lake, where wildlife viewing opportunities abound. Blueish-green Maki Lake sits in a glaciated bowl, surrounded by thick forest. Backpackers will find solitude and a genuine wilderness experience.

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