Before you get to the Avalanche Lake trail you hike on the Trail of the Cedars. This is a short loop and crosses the river. One side is paved, the other is a raised boardwalk. The boardwalk goes through a cedar forest.
This is the only place Cedars are found in the park. This is because of the conditions in this particular area. A microclimate exists that is favorable for cedars. It has a very different look and feel to the area.
I have had an interest in photography since the time I was a young boy going to take photos with my father. In high school I purchased a Nikon FE2 and grew to love it. Today I still take pictures, though not as often as I used to. I'd rather get one decent shot than shoot dozens of pictures hoping for a good one. If you see anything that interests you, let me know. Most of my pictures are available.