The views on the drive to Sweathouse Trailhead are gorgeous any time of year, but they are especially beautiful when the mountains have snow on them.
When we hiked up Sweathouse in the latter part of April this year, it was nice to finally be hiking on some bare ground again, as the trail was mostly clear of snow until shortly below the lower falls. We eventually ran into about 2-1/2 feet of snow hiding the trail above the upper falls on our way to our favorite rock area away from the trail.
We enjoyed a campfire lunch as planned, but we did shorten our stay a bit as we discovered too many ticks in that area. After all was said and done, we had encountered 17 ticks on that hike. We definitely had a good time, but 17 ticks is a few too many for my liking! We'll be back again after tick season is over for this year. :)