Parika Lake is a high alpine lake with lush green ground cover around this little gem. The trail moves quickly, moving between beetle kill and aspens. Once at tree-line the forest becomes very healthy and everything is a lush green. This is a great time of the year for a hike. The wildflowers are in full bloom and the weather was great. Parika Lake is a lone little gem above the tree-line. I did see some campsites, but other than that there were very few people on this trail. It was a great day, with big blue skies.