Fern Lake is a very popular destination as there is a lot of camping there. Odessa Lake is not too far away from Fern Lake, but the elevation gain from Fern Lake to Odessa Lake seems to put a lot of people off. As a result, Odessa Lake is quiet and peaceful, with the Little Matterhorn in the background. The weather fluctuated from sunny blue skies to ominous thunder clouds. This is a great hike, the elevation gain from Fern Lake to Odessa Lake will get the heart going.