Sunday, July 17, 2011

Boardman and Evan Lake trail ~ July 14th 2011

I've decided that hiking in the rain is just a part of the reality that is Summer 2011 in the Pacific Northwest! Another wet hike this past week to Boardman Lake and Lake Evan Evan.

This is such a great short hike to a beautiful area! The trail to Lake Evan is very short - .1 miles. Boardman Lake is another .7 miles beyond and has some elevation gain, but is fairly easy. The trail was a small creek the day we were there as it was POURING!
This is the "creek" - aka...the trail.... :)

Trudging through the water

There were mud holes and lots of water the whole way. Thank goodness for waterproof hiking boots! We walked to both lakes and ate a quick lunch standing under a tree at Boardman Lake and headed back to the car. We were surprised to see a couple of other cars at the trailhead being mid-week and wet! Don't forget your NW Forest Pass as you will need to display it in your car at the trailhead. If you don't have one, you can purchase one at the Verlot Ranger Station on the way to the trailhead.

Crossing the logs coming back from Boardman Lake  

Boardman Lake

  Boardman Lake
Beautiful shelf fungus

Not sure what this is...but it's pretty... 

That's all I've got....happy trails....and hopefully drier ones ahead.... :)


  1. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the trail info. Someday soon I will need to get the kiddos out there!

  2. That is one of our all-time favorite trails. My kids have enjoyed playing in the water on sunny days. I've done it plenty of times in the rain, too! I think it is one of the more beautiful and overlooked trails up that direction.

  3. I agree Jennifer, it's one of my favorites as well! I was disappointed that the sun wasn't out this time.....the kids swam there the year before last and had a great time!