The hike from Glen Alpine is encouraging because there is so little downhill, you know it will be easy on the way back. The steady rise takes you through alpine forest, glaciated lakes and rock formations. One stretch brings a stand of short needled pine with warts the size of sidewalks extending around the trees. When you reach the lake you aren't far from the top of Mt Tallac. The lake is great for swimming especially when you find logs along the shore to float on or raft from. The bottom is rocky however. There are some small rocks to jump off but no cliffs or rope swings. As promised, the way back to Glen Alpine is downhill almost the entire way.
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