Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. 89 views. We followed it until taking a small slightly hard to find path down to Fisher Lake. Trail 1058 was well kept to the Fisher Lake/Deception Creek Junction. Fisher Lake was nice, but we forded on to our destination. Tonga Ridge starts high and stays high--it also starts great, and stays great. From there I can try to follow the trail back to the intersection with the Tonga Ridge trail. It is a very long 17 miles from the junction with Road 68. Seattle Trails. I want to do. Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge Total Distance: 7 km. Total Distance: 5.5 miles Total Ascent: 1200ft Highest Point: 5480ft From the lower lake, I can contour to the right with a little elevation gain and make my way to Fisher Lake. The trail to Fisher Lake shows as a dotted line on the latest revision of the Green Trails map (2002). Lakes in calderas fill large craters formed by the collapse of a volcano during an eruption. add photo. 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. It is an easy hike for the family, has great views and, best of all, has a bumper huckleberry crop in the fall. I did this. add review. The way down to the upper Ptarmigan lake went slower than I wanted it to. Seattle, WA: Pratt Lake Saddle. Here is a little highlight reel from my motorbike ride up the Tonga Ridge Trail. print. 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. 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. Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: fall From: clacaze. From Fisher it is a bit of a bushwhack over to Lower Ptarmagin. Town: Skykomish, WA. ... (there is a campsite at the second lake, 4,559 feet). A volcanic crater lake is a lake in a crater that was formed from explosive activity or collapse during a volcanic eruption.. It starts in second-growth forest but meadows begin after one mile or so and continue for much of the trail. We started at 8:45am at the Fisher Creek/Tonga Ridge trailhead near the very end of Road 6830. 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. Type: out-and-back. Martin Bravenboer By: Martin Bravenboer. The ridge walk was really nice with lots of great views. I encountered several patches of firm snow above 5000 feet, mostly on the North side of Tonga Ridge. With a slightly late start, we headed up to the Tonga Ridge trail head. Time: 5 hrs. Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge. 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