We packed up the fishing and bouldering gear and headed out for a local adventure. Everyone was asking what Amanda had on her back. They thought I was such a jerk making her carry the biggest pack. I thought it was funny all of the way there.The first stop was Bridal Veil Falls. It is worth the uphill climb to a beautiful big waterfall. The opposite direction were fantastic views of Skykomish river and the mountains in the background.
A bit later, we arrived to Lake Serene. We were blown away by the raw beauty. A lot of people were walking away from the lake when we arrived. We realized it was because the sun sets early high up in the mountains. It got cold quickly, but there were willing fish and amazing views.
If you are looking for a longer uphill hike and want a good reward at the end, I highly recommend this one. It gets crowded even during the week so be prepared to hang out with lots of people. Happy trails!