We've been rained and hailed off the trail two times this spring. There was a 30% chance of rain each time, and wouldn't you know, it poured on us! Luckily, we had packed ponchos, but the downpour turned the trail into a mini-stream soaking our shoes and legs.
It was fun at first, but by the time we got back to the car, we had some wet, cold and grumpy kids on our hands.
We didn't get to finish the Fern Lake hike, but we're hoping to try it again this summer. It's a great family hike with a nice stream by the trail and great boulders for the kids to climb.