Pearrygin Lake State Park
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Pearrygin Lake State Park

visited 16 July 2022

This park is located in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range near the old-West themed village of Winthrop. There’s plenty to do here on the water, in the campgrounds, or on its several miles of hiking trails.

I started by exploring the sandy beach. At 8am, it was almost completely deserted, except for a few ducks.

I’m curious about this swim-up picnic table:

I set forth on the Rex Derr hiking trail, dedicated in memory of a former director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. This feathered friend was my hiking companion for quite a while along the trail:

My route wound up taking me about three miles through the hills above the lake.

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