In an area of spectacular alpine lakes, Trout rates as so-so. At this lake, tucked in a wooded basin with limited views of Eightmile Mountain's craggy ridges, you won't be oohing and ahhing from its grassy shoreline. But if it's peaceful wanderings you seek, Trout won't let you down. The forest is attractive, and both Jack and Trout creeks add musical scores to it. There are some good views, too, out to Icicle Ridge, and in October stands of western larch stain the slopes bright yellow.