Lake Mary

February 19, 2013  •  3 Comments

Lake Mary is a fairly easy hike that starts from the parking lot at Brighton Ski Resort. My last post about Lake Blanche is a pretty hard hike so I thought I would throw an easy one in. It's only a mile to the lake, it starts out a little steep as you climb past the ski lifts, but then levels out for an easy hike. 

The day this was taken the storm clouds made for a dramatic scene. 

Lake Mary reflectionsLake Mary

The hike starts at about 8,800 ft. and the lake is at 9,500 ft. It's high so you can't start enjoying this trail until late spring. If you go in the fall you could end up getting hot and sweaty or snowed on, you just never know when you're that high. 

Lake Mary panoramaLake Mary

The orange/yellow trees reflecting on the lake.

Lake Mary TreesLake Mary Trees

There are also 3 other lakes on this trail, Dog Lake is at the bottom it's small I usually skip it. Further up the trail is Lake Martha and Lake Catherine. Lake Catherine is the highest lake on the trail it's another 1.5 miles from Mary, it only climbs 400 ft. though so it's pretty easy.

Lake Catherine This was from a nice easy hike with my friend Eric, click on the details at the bottom if you want more info. 

 


Comments

Mary Bridger(non-registered)
All I can say is Wow! I love your site, and your artistic photography.
Sandra Rhees(non-registered)
Gorgeous pictures Kevin! And thanks for the info about the hikes too :) I have been to a couple of those lakes up from Brighton, but I don't remember them looking like that!
Susan Fiegel(non-registered)
I love the hike to Lake Mary! (Well...at least, after I get up past the ski lifts.) Your photos are incredible! This year we plan to continue on to Lake Martha and Lake Catherine.
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