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    Default Lonesome Lake From the Basin 2/12/11

    On February 12, 2011 Mike and Donna hiked 5.6 miles (RT) to Lonesome Lake via the Basin Cascade and Cascade Brook Trails. We began at 11 am with a temperature of 11 degrees. The well packed trail crossed the Cascade Brook (which is the drainage for Lonesome Lake) several times.


    We had lunch at the AMC hut, where it was standing room only because of a boy scout troop spending the night at the lodge. We bundled up and ventured across the snow covered, frozen lake.


    By the time we reached the north shore of Lonesome Lake the snow and wind intensified. Upon returning to the opposite shore we were fully involved in a snowstorm which obscured the views to the Cannonballs.


    We returned to the trailhead by 4 pm after talking to several people along the way.

    Our hike in pictures:
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    Hey Donna & Mike,

    Great photo slide show! Looks like you got some great views of the surrounding peaks. I'm sure the wind was pretty brutal. I love hiking in snowstorms though...although high wind snowstorms can be a different story!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Karl

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    Donna and Mike,

    I agree, great slide show! The area back in there looks so nice with all the snow. It is also nice that you were able to end the hike in the snow. I'm with Karl on that one, I love hiking when it's actually snowing too.

    Thanks for posting!
    Bob

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    Twenty, ten, five and let it freeeeEEEEEEeeze!

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Nice Donna & Mike! Figured these TRs would start appearing soon. Great first one! Lonesome Lake is such a nice hike in the winter. We're definitely going to have to do it by this route instead of from Lafayette Place. Looking forward to the rest...
    Mark

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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing. Lonesome Lake is a great winter hike...nice reward at the end. The Franconia Ridge looks so impressive over the lake, especially when it's shrouded in clouds like in yours pictures.

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    great shots and thanks for sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow Miser View Post
    Donna and Mike,

    ......... I'm with Karl on that one, I love hiking when it's actually snowing too.

    ......!

    Yes that really makes it enjoyable and reminds you that you are hiking on a mountain. So I'll 2nd that!

    I also like a good cold day ( < 10 degree morning) with enough wind to make it fun and a bit of a challenge, but not so much that you're in whiteout conditions
    "when it starts to hurt you might be nearly halfway, now its probably a good idea take out those ropes and put your crampons on!"

    -Tim: MWOBS donor, AMC member, and steadily but surely working on joining the AMC 48 in winter committee

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