Trip Date: July 15, 2017
Family hike to Avalanche Lake.
Family stopped at the shores of Avalanche Lake (opening picture). I went around to the end of lake and continued on a unmaintained trail for ~3/4 mile. It was amazingly quiet compared to the official trail just before--you don't have to go far to avoid crowds. After I jumped over the fourth fallen tree over blocking the trail I stumbled across a big pile of fresh bear poop directly ahead of a large active bee hive (I can't believe I didn't take a picture). Turned around at this point to meet up with my family.