Martin Bravenboer By: Martin Bravenboer. I want to do. A volcanic crater lake is a lake in a crater that was formed from explosive activity or collapse during a volcanic eruption.. Seattle Trails. Town: Skykomish, WA. We followed it until taking a small slightly hard to find path down to Fisher Lake. From there I can try to follow the trail back to the intersection with the Tonga Ridge trail. The ridge walk was really nice with lots of great views. Lakes in maars fill medium-sized craters where an eruption deposited debris around a vent.. Crater lakes form as the created depression, within the crater rim, is filled by water. Stars: Activities: hike Seasons: fall From: clacaze. 89 views. add photo. Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge. From the lower lake, I can contour to the right with a little elevation gain and make my way to Fisher Lake. Lakes in calderas fill large craters formed by the collapse of a volcano during an eruption. I encountered several patches of firm snow above 5000 feet, mostly on the North side of Tonga Ridge. From Fisher it is a bit of a bushwhack over to Lower Ptarmagin. Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is a very long 17 miles from the junction with Road 68. Fisher lake off stevens pass not super crowded and there's a trail right to it but you still would want a map Washington trails association website would have more info. Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge Total Distance: 7 km. Tonga Ridge Trail #1058 to Mount Sawyer Bursting with wildflowers in the spring and huckleberries in the late summer, this lovely ridgeline hike offers expansive views all year long. It starts in second-growth forest but meadows begin after one mile or so and continue for much of the trail. I did this. Mount Sawyer has a nice trail leading to the summit, but I found only game trails between lots of bushwhacking to the peaks to the West and East. Trail 1058 was well kept to the Fisher Lake/Deception Creek Junction. print. The trail to Fisher Lake shows as a dotted line on the latest revision of the Green Trails map (2002). Hiking | Seattle, WA: Fisher Lake via Tonga Ridge | Hikers are rare but solitude isn't on this 9-mile ridgeline hike to a secluded lakeside campsite in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Type: out-and-back. The road is … Fisher Lake was nice, but we forded on to our destination. Here is a little highlight reel from my motorbike ride up the Tonga Ridge Trail. Total Distance: 5.5 miles Total Ascent: 1200ft Highest Point: 5480ft It is an easy hike for the family, has great views and, best of all, has a bumper huckleberry crop in the fall. Seattle, WA: Pratt Lake Saddle. 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