Weekend in Mt. Baker-Snoqalmie National Forest

September 6, 2020

Duration: 2 days
Mileage: 120
Starting point: Seattle, WA
States: WA
Budget for 2 people: $118 ($38 camp, $30 gas, $50 food, we had our $80 NP annual pass that we purchased earlier this year)

  • Day 1: drive┬áto Gold Basin Campground located in Mt. Baker-Snoqalmie National Forest, Washington (60 mi); hike Lake 22 trail
  • Day 2: relax at the campground,┬ádrive back home

This was our last camping trip in 2020. Since this was one of the closest spots to our home this time we decided to spend only 1 night in the campground. We arrived on Saturday around 2 pm when check-in starts and went hiking immediately. This time we chose one of the most popular trails in the area - Lake 22. It's a 6-mile moderate trail with a beautiful lake at the end. We enjoyed our way up and beautiful views, however, it was a little crowded next to the lake with people having picnics, playing loud music, and flying drones - a price to pay for an easier accessible location.

Pictures taken as we walked around the lake:

Spending some quality time in our campground to close the camping season before heading back home! These are the pictures of our camp spot: