On the first Sunday of April, we came back to the Mountain Loop Highway to get to Lake 22. It was only a few miles away from Mt. Pilchuck, but there was almost no snow. We were definitely overdressed. Granted, the Mt. Pilchuck hike started at around the same elevation as where Lake 22 is situated.
The waters of Lake 22 were absolutely still, so still, in fact, that pictures with the reflection in it look… wrong, somehow. And the steep cliff walls surrounding the lake made us feel very small.