Under three hours including a nice lunch near the summit for this great loop beginning and ending at Lake Marie TH.
Went up from Lewis lake picnic area and loved the hike. I was about the 3rd to summit on this day but on the way down I met a couple dozen on their way up. This is a popular area.
First time in the Snowy range and the route from East Marie Lake was really a beautiful trail to the peak.
went up to get out of the smoke, and to view the smoke. Sad for all who have lost their homes. Looks like a huge fire. Perfect day, some snow in spots, Harley the dog had fun....Austin Huff, Tyler Renner, two East CC runners.
With Eve and Cathy...blue bird day with (gasp!)...no wind!
A little chilly but nice clear skies at the top. Headed up and over the Carbon County highpoint on the way up by accident.
Great Day with my buddy back on military leave. Perfect climbing weather.
This was a bad weather day but I quickly snuck up the mtn as best as I could. I also tagged the nearby COHP liner. Very pretty area.
Hiked from the West Lake Marie trailhead. Absolutely beautiful hike...spectacular views all along the route to the top. Once we crossed the boulder filed along the back of the summit, there wasn't much to enjoy. The views from the summit may not have been worth the work to get to the top! We looped around and were essentially chased from the ridge by an oncoming thunderhead...running down the mountain was actually quite exhilarating and the path was well maintained. :)
A 6-mile circuit from the west Lake Marie trailhead. Still feet of snow in many places up there. What a beautiful area!
Climbed as soon as the snow cleared. Easy access and a high elevation starting point make this an easy 12,000 summit. Great views. Colorado don't got nothing on WYO!
Great day, couldn't have asked for nicer weather.
Wow! What a pretty area. hiked up from Lake Marie and down Lakes Trail. It was a beautiful day and I couldn't move too fast on this one. It's not that it was a difficult hike. It was just too pretty to not stop and look around.
Can't drive this close to a 12,000 ft peak in Washington!
I camped out at Nash Fork with my friends Jamie & Oscar, and their two dogs, Booker & Hattie. We did a loop from West Lake Marie trailhead. It was very windy all day, and there were clouds moving through all day, but it did not rain. There weren't too many people on the trail. When we got down from the mountain and down to the Lewis Lake/Lakes Trail junction, I climbed up Sugarloaf while Jaime & Oscar headed back to Lake Marie. I have been wanting to get up to the Snowy Range for a few years, and I am glad I did.
Great hike on a beautiful morning - I can't think of many places that get you above 12,000 feet so easily! I also bagged the Carbon County Highpoint just SW of the summit...
This was probably the 7th or 8th trip up. But it was the first time in about 18 years. It was also the first time for my daughter and the others in the party. The sky had a few scattered clouds but there was very little haze, so visibility was unlimited. Everyone thouroughly enjoyed the short trek.
We camped near this area before heading to CO and NM. There was a school of kids hiking it the same day - crowded trail, but Greg and I had the summit to our selves. Very scenic area.
October 18 2015:
Kessler, Shaylee, Kimberly, and I climbed Medicine Bow Peak in Wyoming today. It was very warm for October and I didn't even need a jacket on top. After enjoying the summit, we descended a bit and I wanted to climb Sugarloaf Mountain, but the others didn't. The others continued their descent while I climbed Sugarloaf Mountain. I didn't spend much time on top since clouds were gathering, so I descended as it started to thunder. There were some short lived snow pellets, but that was it. We saw several pikas on the hike and a fox in camp. It was a good climb.
August 11 2012:
Beautiful Kimberly and I climbed this mountain (again) for our 19th anniversary. We did the big loop hike from Lake Marie.
It was windy and cold going up and we had a brief lunch on the summit before it began to snow!! The snow was fine, but then it began to hail hard and rain, which made the rocks slippery. We made our way down the mountain until we found the snowfield in the photo where we could have our friendly annual anniversary snowball fight. After that we completed the beautiful loop hike passing by many spectacular lakes and seeing many pikas and a marmot.
After we were pretty wet from the hike, it was time to go back to the resort and eat dinner before soaking in the hot springs.
August 9 2008:
I have been informed that I’m probably working every weekend for the next couple months, but Kim and I had to break away to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We chose to climb Medicine Bow Peak in Wyoming since we went to Wyoming on our honeymoon and since I hadn’t climbed or attempted a peak in Wyoming since December 2001 even though we live only 40 miles from the border!
We drove to a lodge at Saratoga Hot Springs Friday evening in very heavy rain and were worried about the next day. Because of the weather we scrapped our plans of sleeping in and headed for the mountain early in the morning.
We had planned to do the entire loop hike starting at Lake Marie and ending at Mirror Lake while climbing over the top of Medicine Bow Peak, but we were worried about the weather, so we started the climb at Lewis Lake.
Medicine Bow Peak was a beautiful mountain and we climbed it in great weather. People on the summit informed us that they had snow and sleet on their hike the night before. The weather held for us all the way until we descended and just started driving back. Not long after that a severe thunderstorm hit the area and we high tailed it to Saratoga Hot Springs since the sky began to clear. Right after we changed went to soak in the hot springs though, a very severe thunderstorm hit so we got to spend less than a minute in the pools before having to get out. We drove home in heavy rain, but it was snowing on Battle Pass.
It was a great way to spend our 15th wedding anniversary.