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Artist Point

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LFB wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington61 contributions68 helpful votes
The hike from Bagley Lake, going on to the Chain Lakes and Artist Point, is probably the most stunning hike I've ever taken. It is long, though-- we saw people starting at the Chain Lakes, which we probably do next time. The water is this gorgeous, gorgeous, Lake Tahoe blue. You go through glacial meadows, rocky, almost desert- like areas, woodsy trails, and amazing views of the mountains. Wild blueberries stud the trail most of the way through. Fantastic.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Natalie D wrote a review Aug 2020
Saginaw, Michigan99 contributions79 helpful votes
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We went on August 4th, 2020 and the road was still closed just before the top. There is an "over flow lot" that was open about 2 miles below the upper/final parking lot that has outhouses and picnic tables. There was still 4 to 5 feet of snow covering parts of the road way to the top so this is as far as you can go by car when the road is closed. You can hike a trail or walk the road the rest of the way from the over flow lot to the top. The road is winding and quite a bit longer distance than the hike and you will still have to walk over snow but it is an easier route because it is smooth and less steep. The snow was hard packed so you could walk right over top with out sinking in. We chose to hike the trail which is a shorter distance as it cuts up the mountain in a more straight path but is much more steep. I found it very difficult. The trail is visually well defined so it's impossible to go the wrong way and there are some areas where it's more smooth than others but a lot of it is extremely rocky with some primitive stairs cut into the rock here and there but it is STEEP all the way with very few level stretches or straight aways. Me, my husband and 2 teen daughters all had a few slips and stumbles and there were some areas of snow to transverse. I should say I am not a physically fit person per se so others who are more used to hiking would probably find it much easier than I did but I was exhausted by the time we got to the top which took us about an hour. We saw a lot of people with expensive hiking boots and shoes and poles but we and many others just had sneakers on so it is doable either way. We packed a back pack with sandwiches and water and found a spot on the rock face at the top to sit and eat lunch while enjoying the view. It was a hot day so sitting on the warm rocks surrounded by mounds of snow was very cool. If the road was open all the way to the top parking lot the walk to the peak would have been just a short few minute walk up a steep hill so if you feel you cannot do a long walk or hike try going when the road is fully open and you will still be able to enjoy this beautiful spot. Despite the physical difficulty it was well worth it and I would do it again. I have never been to a more beautiful place.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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TACOB0B wrote a review Jun 2020
United States1,068 contributions560 helpful votes
We tried to get here in mid June but the road was closed just past Picture Lake. Based on earlier reviews it seems the best time to go is July. The drive up to this point was amazing, can't imagine how great the views from artists point must be.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Christine B wrote a review Jan 2020
Sheboygan, Wisconsin41 contributions6 helpful votes
Beautiful trails and views. Was a cloudy day but still a gorgeous site of Mount Shuskan. Even though it was July, still snow present in the parking lot. Would love to visit this area again.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Anasuyatrip wrote a review Jan 2020
Detroit, Michigan160 contributions67 helpful votes
We drove early from Burlington hotel and reached within two hours ..there was a lot of snow even in July ,even if you don’t hike all the way little walk around will blow mind !! Mesmerizing view!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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