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“Popular and crowded sometimes”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mowich Lake

Mowich Lake
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Owner description: A lake within Mount Rainier National Park.
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470 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Popular and crowded sometimes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

One camps in a circle next to others and sometimes groups. You can day camp here and access trails for day hikes and not have to backpack. The road can be bad getting there but not as bad as some. BUGS are a huge problem when they are in season.

Visited May 2012
2 Thank William S
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Buckley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Long drive but the scenic trip is worth it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

Lots of hiking available here. The lake is so pristine. Bring plenty of water and a picnic lunch.

4 Thank pvdoug
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“It is here for all of us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2008

I was born in Seattle. I have hiked, camped, hunted, driven, explored every wilderness area you can get to either by foot, car, airplane or boat, I had the best life as a child. My siblings and I had the greatest outdoorspeople for parents. It was a life filled with boating the northwest waters, camping the entire western states, hunting western and eastern Washington, Oregon, into the Canadian wilderness all the way to the Arctic. The passion remains. I have seen so much natural beauty. Spirit Lake was one of the most pristine and magic landscapes of all the places I saw. My siblings and myself climbed to the summit of St Helens, fished Spirit Lake, if only you could know how breathtaking the area was.
Lake Mowich has that same natural beauty on an extremely smaller scale. How splendidly beautiful it is, the crystal clear waters reveal rocks and plateaus under the surface; the alpine meadows along the shores are matchless in thier beauty.The noble and alpine firs are dispersed as though by God Himself. The vine maples provide the firery color in the fall. All of this and a full view of Mt Rainier., It's one of the places where the icy chill comes right off the glaciers and blows across the lake.
Only Japanese gardners have ever come close to mimiking the splendor that was greated by God. How beautiful it is. and three miles on a trail leading out of Mowich is a jewel of the Washingotn Alpine wilderness; Lake Eunice. What can I say, it has been touted as the most beautiful of all Alpine Lakes.

I think the Ingalls Peak trail out of the Esmerelda Basin takes you to a similar magnificence. the Enchantments, Ingalls, Eunice and Mowich will take your breath away.

I am 60 years old, I hiked, caressed , breathed in this beauty long before the new breed came along. The new breed that radiates superiority, they think only they know these wild places and they think they are exclusive owners of it. I have been looked as though I should not be in their domain. They and their water pills, REI gear, and the boots that are better than anyone elses boots. May I suggest to them that they just get real about what they are and who they are and enjoy the fact that you are not special nor exclusive...it's more important to develop your mind, your being and your morality so you can be remembered as decent, compassionale, interesting human beings..... not merely exclusive and on a higher plane of existence than others...get real with yoursleves.

20 Thank asgaard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Snow IN JUly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2008

I Just HIke to Mowich Lake On the 5th of July from the trail head at the end of Hwy 165 It was a great hike and had a lot of fun, but as you get closer to the top the trail eventually fades out due to being snow covered. At the top there was still 6 or more feet of snow and the lake still mostly froze over.

4 Thank aldonp13
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