Matthieu Lakes trail has spectacular views

By Alandra Johnson The Bulletin Published Aug 6, 2014 at 12:09AM
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin Lava fields stretch out in front of Mount Washington.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin Lava fields abut the trail to Matthieu Lakes.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin Two birds loudly banged on a tree near North Matthieu Lake.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin South Matthieu Lake is a small, clear alpine lake along the Pacific Crest Trail that offers views of North Sister.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin North Sister rises against the line of trees above South Matthieu Lake.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin The trail to Matthieu Lakes offered great views of North Sister.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin What a view. On the way back from South Matthieu Lake, we walked along the Pacific Crest Trail, which offered views of Mount Washington as well as lava fields and other area peaks.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin The trail to Matthieu Lakes is fairly easy, surrounded by trees.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin The hike to North Matthieu Lake is fairly easy from McKenzie Pass Highway.
Alandra Johnson / The Bulletin A small island floats in the middle of North Matthieu Lake.