By: Taylor Hornney, Class of 2016, Photos: Connor Johnson (’15)
Travel Time from Campus: 2 hours & 39 minutes
Harrison Lake, Idaho is a great spot to camp, day-hike or swim. It is an alpine lake that sits at the base of Harrison peak, a whoville-esque mountains that looks like the Grinch could live at the top. Surrounded by beautiful jagged mountains, Harrison Lake trailhead begins just outside of Sandpoint, Idaho at the top of a windy dirty road. The hike-itself is a mellow, two miles in with stunning views the entire way up. Once at the lake, there are spots all around the perimeter to set up tents or to leave gear if continuing up to the peak. Hiking up from the lake is a little more technical and I would definitely recommend shoes with good traction as it can be exposed and steep and in some areas. Bring lots of water and a bathing suit to hit up the cold snow-run-off after a hike in or back down from the peak.