I'd been wanting to hike to Lena Lake for around a year. We were going to hike to Upper Lena Lake last inter, but it was inaccessible with snow, and then the WTA had trip reports of a bridge out for Lower Lena Lake. It turned out that you didn't have to cross that bridge to get to Lower Lena Lake, so once I figured that out, I planned a hike.
It was one of the easiest hikes I've done. The switchbacks were so enjoyable. According to the WTA you gain 1,300 feet over a roundtrip of 7.2 miles. My only regret is that I didn't go in the late spring when the water level was higher. But oh well, there's always next spring!
In case you aren't able to tell by now, I like hiking to lakes. This wasn't the prettiest, but it was the easiest! When we started out at 8 a.m. we were the only day hikers. More came along later, but the trailhead had been full when we got there from either backpackers who started out earlier than we did, or the day before.
I'd definitely recommend this hike. I'll be sure to do it again when it's wetter out.
Any easy hikes you'd recommend?