print. Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. ... (there is a campsite at the second lake, 4,559 feet). It starts in second-growth forest but meadows begin after one mile or so and continue for much of the trail. Town: Skykomish, WA. Hiking | Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge | Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Mount Sawyer has a nice trail leading to the summit, but I found only game trails between lots of bushwhacking to the peaks to the West and East. Lakes in calderas fill large craters formed by the collapse of a volcano during an eruption. To get the rest of the dirt click on jeffkatzer.wordpress.com It is a very long 17 miles from the junction with Road 68. From Fisher it is a bit of a bushwhack over to Lower Ptarmagin. The ridge walk was really nice with lots of great views. I encountered several patches of firm snow above 5000 feet, mostly on the North side of Tonga Ridge. The road is … Wet area on the trail to Fisher Lake had a nice variety of life with frogs, many flowers, and frighting pools of mosquito larvae by Martin Bravenboer We started at 8:45am at the Fisher Creek/Tonga Ridge trailhead near the very end of Road 6830. A volcanic crater lake is a lake in a crater that was formed from explosive activity or collapse during a volcanic eruption.. Total Distance: 5.5 miles Total Ascent: 1200ft Highest Point: 5480ft add photo. Trail 1058 was well kept to the Fisher Lake/Deception Creek Junction. I want to do. We followed it until taking a small slightly hard to find path down to Fisher Lake. The trail to Fisher Lake shows as a dotted line on the latest revision of the Green Trails map (2002). Seattle, WA: Pratt Lake Saddle. Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge. From there I can try to follow the trail back to the intersection with the Tonga Ridge trail. Seattle Trails. add review. Here is a little highlight reel from my motorbike ride up the Tonga Ridge Trail. With a slightly late start, we headed up to the Tonga Ridge trail head. Time: 5 hrs. Fisher Lake was nice, but we forded on to our destination. I did this. Tonga Ridge starts high and stays high--it also starts great, and stays great. From the lower lake, I can contour to the right with a little elevation gain and make my way to Fisher Lake. Lakes in maars fill medium-sized craters where an eruption deposited debris around a vent.. Crater lakes form as the created depression, within the crater rim, is filled by water. Martin Bravenboer By: Martin Bravenboer. It is an easy hike for the family, has great views and, best of all, has a bumper huckleberry crop in the fall. Type: out-and-back. The way down to the upper Ptarmigan lake went slower than I wanted it to. 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