Going to Sun Road was closed due to late season snow storm. Parked at Avalanche campground and started hike on Cedars trail. This loop trail is an easy stroll suitable for elderly as well among massive hemlock and cedars. Avalanche trail starts going uphill and runs along Avalanche creek. This was such a beautiful forest. There was large trees and beautiful boulders but hardly any undergrowth on the ground except for moss covered stones. On this day trail was extremely muddy from thunderstorm night before. Several spots you had no choice but to get your shoes soaked so proper shoes are needed. Came up on 2 different spots where an obvious avalanche had happened in recent past where trees were snapped like toothpicks. Steady uphill climb to lake and walking thru mud but you are rewarded with such a scenic and serene lake at the end surrounded by beautiful snow capped mountain. When we were here there were 3 massive waterfalls from snowmelt which added to the sights and sounds. If it weren't so muddy this would have been a fairly easy hike but by all means if you have the chance do this moderate hike.
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