Mitchell and I hiked green lakes trail without Meadow! It was such a lovely date. It was one of the prettiest hikes I’ve done, with waterfalls along the way, wild flowers, and gorgeous mountain views! The hike was relatively easy 9.3 miles there and back, it took us around 4 hours. During the hike there was a couple of rustic but polished bridges without a railing, where you had to balance your way across, it made us feel like children again. At one point, camping is allowed and it was so cool seeing other people’s tents underneath south sister’s shadows, what a spot! Can you imagine the stars at night!? I know there are parts outside of Bend where you can see the northern lights. We definitely have to come back and stay the night.
I highly recommend this hike to everyone, bring a beer and snacks to enjoy at the top, bathing suits if you can bare the icy mountain lakes.