Stanton Lake is one of my regular hiking routes. It's a short, easy hike that gets you into the wilderness in less than a mile. There are usually enough people on the trail to scare away bears, but not enough to make it feel crowded.
|The trail winds through a pleasant forest.|
|Running shoes and a skort!|
|The trail enters the wilderness in less than a mile.|
|The lake is peaceful.|
|You can always find a little beach to yourself.|
|Still a lot of snow in the mountains.|