From the lower lake, I can contour to the right with a little elevation gain and make my way to Fisher Lake. Tonga Ridge Trail #1058 to Mount Sawyer Bursting with wildflowers in the spring and huckleberries in the late summer, this lovely ridgeline hike offers expansive views all year long. Time: 5 hrs. We followed it until taking a small slightly hard to find path down to Fisher Lake. The road is … Martin Bravenboer By: Martin Bravenboer. Hiking | Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge | Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. I encountered several patches of firm snow above 5000 feet, mostly on the North side of Tonga Ridge. Seattle, WA: Pratt Lake Saddle. Tonga Ridge starts high and stays high--it also starts great, and stays great. Trail 1058 was well kept to the Fisher Lake/Deception Creek Junction. Lakes in calderas fill large craters formed by the collapse of a volcano during an eruption. I want to do. Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge. Mount Sawyer has a nice trail leading to the summit, but I found only game trails between lots of bushwhacking to the peaks to the West and East. To get the rest of the dirt click on jeffkatzer.wordpress.com The way down to the upper Ptarmigan lake went slower than I wanted it to. print. Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: fall From: clacaze. add photo. The ridge walk was really nice with lots of great views. add review. Town: Skykomish, WA. Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is an easy hike for the family, has great views and, best of all, has a bumper huckleberry crop in the fall. Type: out-and-back. With a slightly late start, we headed up to the Tonga Ridge trail head. ... (there is a campsite at the second lake, 4,559 feet). I did this. Lakes in maars fill medium-sized craters where an eruption deposited debris around a vent.. Crater lakes form as the created depression, within the crater rim, is filled by water. It is a very long 17 miles from the junction with Road 68. Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge Total Distance: 7 km. It starts in second-growth forest but meadows begin after one mile or so and continue for much of the trail. From Fisher it is a bit of a bushwhack over to Lower Ptarmagin. The trail to Fisher Lake shows as a dotted line on the latest revision of the Green Trails map (2002). A volcanic crater lake is a lake in a crater that was formed from explosive activity or collapse during a volcanic eruption.. We started at 8:45am at the Fisher Creek/Tonga Ridge trailhead near the very end of Road 6830. Fisher lake off stevens pass not super crowded and there's a trail right to it but you still would want a map Washington trails association website would have more info. 89 views. 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