I concur with other reviews. We initially headed for Flume Gorge but refused to pay $15 a head to see a waterfall when there appeared to be so many other options available for free; and having already visited Ripley Falls in the Green Mountains for free, decided to give it a miss. So took a snap of the wagon in the foyer, picked up some leaflets and headed off again. We ended up parking at the Lafayette campsite which was extremely busy, so I would suggest getting there early. We did a couple of circuits before we lucked out with someone leaving the car park and parked up. There were a number of trails to choose from and we opted for Lonesome Lake. The young lady at the information cabin on site advised us that this was steep in places - replace this with a continuous, pretty steep climb and a good amount of scrambling over stones/rocks which I enjoy. I would say we passed a family on the way up - 2 grandparents, 2 parents, with 2 toddlers and carrying a baby - and I seriously did not think we would see them at the top. It took them about an extra hour than us (it took us about 1 1/2 hours), but on our tour of the lake we bumped into them, looking exhausted but pleased they had made it. We congratulated them on making it and took a picture for them on their camera to mark their stupendous achievement.
The pictures attached hopefully give a feel of how beautiful it was at the top. We paid a visit to the Lonesome Lake Hut where we ate our picnic whilst it rained slightly and had an interesting cup of coffee, before heading back down. On the way down the rain continued, only heavier, and we passed a number of families with very young children who were whinging terribly. I dont think I would want to have attempted this walk with toddlers or babies in tow, but our 14 year old managed it easily. Good day out.
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