Starting up the trail
Soon after we got out of the buses, we started hiking up the trail. Eventually, it seemed the group split into three groups. I was in the first group. We kept up a pretty good pace. The second group was fairly close behind. Then, the last group kept a slow and steady pace. The hike was about 2 hours to reach the volcano and Green Lake. We walked through low clouds and fog off and on. It was a beautiful area and a great place to hike. Often, the trail turned to mud in spots and we tried to pick our way through in the driest parts.