Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness


This summer I completed the Spider Meadows, Buck Creek pass Loop in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. The hike was simply astounding.

The hike took us through Spider Meadows, then up through the narrow defile of Spider Gap and down into the stark basin of Upper Lyman Lake.

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness

As we ascended the pass the clouds and darkness moved in. After a snack at the crest we descended the glacier, sliding on our butts, in the rain.

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

I protested the weather and purposefully lollygagged on the way down, hoping for sun…

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

The views were dramatic, Upper Lyman Lake green and white lay at our feet with Cloudy Peak in the distance.

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness


Our wish was granted, the clouds suddenly parted and the sun reappeared, brightening the day and my spirits!

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

15 thoughts on “Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness

  1. First picture just like from a fairy tale! What a wonderful place you have! Steeper in life: family, clients, sessions, projects, class and get your photo and boom! Wow! And then how in the world a great place !!! Thank you very much!

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