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Beautiful early fall weather. A flannel shirt was enough to keep me warm.
I was looking forward to Park Meadows, and then the fun hike to Golden Lake.
From 6,600-foot Golden Lake the summits and glaciers of Broken Top and the Three Sisters seemed close enough to touch. I then scrambled up another 500 feet of elevation to two beautiful tarns hidden in the volcanic rock, except this time the two lakes were empty when I arrived.
I hiked back to Golden Lake, broke out a snack and marveled at the spectacular views.
Golden Lake in the Sisters Wilderness, like Warm Lake in Goat Rocks Wilderness, is why we hike and explore the wild places.