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    5 days ago
    Second ones there and first was REI tour. We geared up and put some distance between us and REI. We never saw anyone else from there on. Went for 3 miles ,took our time and it was beautiful. Went off trail a little to avoid frozen tracks from other people as that’s no fun to snowshoe on. We went clock wise so the sun stayed mostly at our backs.
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    6 days, 18 hours ago
    Drive until river road ends and there is the parking and gate to start. We snowshoed for a mile and a half then turned around. Snow was crusty but it was still enjoyable. You can go as far as you like.
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    1 week, 5 days ago
    Jacks and back to Mazama with Alan and Mike
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    1 week, 6 days ago
    Jan 19 2023. Snowshoed around Gold Creek Pond and went up road towards Helis Pond only about half mile or so. Had whole morning to ourselves and didn’t see anyone until our way out. Had couple inches of new snow +or -. Cold but no wind. Wonderful morning
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    2 weeks, 1 day ago
    This is an easy hike, beautiful scenery
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    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Beautiful hike to Blue Lake. Crystal clear lake. The hike was a gradual incline through the forest up to the lake. Beautiful mountain View’s.
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    2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Fall colors are here but summer is holding on tight. Naches Peak Loop is an easy loop with great views and the colors are popping right now. Dewey Lake is chilly but the warm weather made it feel refreshing.
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    3 months ago
    For a quick outing or snowshoe. Walk a jeep road up to the crest between to hilltops and then boot path to the summit on the right. Nice view, a memorial bench and lots of exploring paths back down to the valley. 3 m round trip
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    3 months, 1 week ago
    Absolutely stunning in early morning!
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    3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Had to get my game face on for this one. Challenging mentally and physically especially as a solo hike. Easy to lose track of the “trail” at times especially between box creek and freeze pass. Sketchy, loose traverse. But the fall colors are epic!! And surviving a challenge always feels like a big win. Highly recommended for the more skilled/advanced hiker.
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    3 months, 2 weeks ago
    Great hike. Plenty of water sources. Took 1hr47min up aasgard. Core zone was a little slow. Down was quick after snow lakes. Total water was probably close to 4.5-5L. Took plenty of food and had extra. Group was all relatively in shape, though not high fitness I would say. A few stops at toilets and for snacks. Hat and gloves would’ve been nice but seemed to misplace Mine.
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    3 months, 4 weeks ago
    Lovely balcony hike to pass, Albeit gaining elevation all the way. Stilleto Lake bet y pretty alpine basin, with lovely fall Color’s up that section of the trail to some larches on top
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    3 months, 4 weeks ago
    Blowdown!

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    3 months, 4 weeks ago
    Nice hike and swimming hole. Good off-trail scrambles.
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    3 months, 4 weeks ago
    One of the best!
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    3 months, 4 weeks ago
    Nice forest, great views on Silver Peak.
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    4 months, 2 weeks ago
    Easy 4x4 rail run…. Long! 32+ miles. FUN!!!
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    I hiked solo to Nada Lake and Snow Lakes on a weekday in September. The parking lot was nearly full at 8AM. It has been very dry and smoke from a fire near Lake Wenatchee was present but not too bad in the morning. There was work being done on the river at the beginning of the hike, apparently building a water diversion system for the city of Leavenworth. The trail is in good condition and is easy to follow although there is no signage after the start. Loose stones on the path are hard on knees and ankles. There are several campsites along the way but no one was occupying them as I passed through. The creek was flowing very strongly and could be accessed with a Lifestraw at several points if needed. For the first couple of hours, I saw very few other hikers, but after that I passed by numerous solo and small groups of hikers and let a few pass me going up. Everyone was extremely courteous about right of way. At Nada Lake, I saw the stream coming down from Snow Lakes and marveled about how powerful and loud it was. The final climb from Nada to Snow Lakes is about 600’ up and mostly quite steep. The stranded logs near the dam were a good spot for a late lunch. The trip back down the mountain was hard. I had been forewarned but it still seemed to take forever and was very hard on senior citizen knees and ankles. On the way up I had more cell phone service (Xfinity-Verizon) than I expected. On the way down, texts failed in some of the same places. I had a Spot satellite system which worked acceptably. Bugs were scarce except near Nada Lake. Not much wildlife observed.
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Left cathedral trailhead Friday at 2 pm. No bugs at trailhead and minimal overall on entire route. Climbed to PCT and tracked down to camp at Deep Lake. A few campsites left at lake. Tracked down and over to Vincente Lake. Spectacular lake with superb views and no humans in site. Definitely a great campsite for the next time. Tracked down to Waptus lake. Main camp site has amazing views, but very crowded. Tracked around to Quick Creek campsite and found no one in site. Peaceful campsite. Tracked to Trail Creek Trail and up to Squitch Lake. Trail to Squitch is overrun and non existent. Bushwhacked and found superb views and campsite. Water is still and muddy. We boiled or UV’d water. Highly recommend route!
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    I did this hike for the first time solo and it was an amazing experience. I was quite nervous about bears, and spent a lot of the time making noise, playing music, and singing to let any critters know I was present. Once I reached the basin, it was magical. The two hemlock trees that stand like a doorway to the basin, the larches on the trail waiting for you to spot them and get excited, the wildflowers that were blooming! It was awesome!! I did wear a ton of bugspray because the mosquitos were terrible in July.
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    This is my favorite hike at Holden Village. Today it was smoky and hard to see, but the trail is still so pretty and filled with beautiful trees and plants that are sparse in the valley, especially the subalpine fir trees and the mountain holly ferns.
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    4 months, 4 weeks ago
    Steep four-mile trail to the saddle
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    5 months ago
    Short and easy hike to a beautiful glacial lake. Need some luck with the weather to get good colors.
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    5 months, 1 week ago
    Nice easy stroll with my 48lb pack up over Sunny Pass to Horseshoe Meadows to Loudon Lake. Day one of a seven-day Pasayten through hike. Beautiful little campsite on the west edge of the lake.
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    5 months, 1 week ago
    Trail is rough at times and does not follow the map. PNW trail crew has cleared downfall but it’s still in rough shape especially towards Ashnola.
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    5 months, 1 week ago
    Trail in good shape but dry and dusty. Margaret is a beautiful lake. We were the first ones there st 10:00 AM. Great views of Rainier coming up and Stuart range from the saddle. Lite on bugs. My buddy hooked a large trout but he got away near shore.
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    5 months, 1 week ago
    Unusually warm. Clouds hung around until 2-ish. Some Lycaena mariposa at seeps. Very active and looked newly eclosed. saw not one Blue or Hairstreak. … Last year only made it 3 miles in. This time, all the way, 5 miles. Never get tired of the majestic scenery. Lots of gravel of all sizes on trail. Be careful!
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    5 months, 2 weeks ago
    This was a difficult hike. There were some blow downs up above the switchback that made navigating tricky. Totally worth it for the waterfall at the lake destination. Natural spa….
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    5 months, 2 weeks ago
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    5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Trail is not very well used but other than some brushy spots and some downed trees still in pretty good shape.
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    5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Amazing .. not to many bugs . Asgard’s pass was tuff but the payoffs are worth it 10000 fold
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    5 months, 3 weeks ago
    I have done it twice and that is all the times I need
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    5 months, 4 weeks ago
    Wen I text ew F is your N
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    6 months ago
    If I could’ve put 4.5 stars I would’ve. The mosquitoes weren’t great with the heat wave I experienced during my backpack
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    6 months, 1 week ago
    The trail by Colchuck lake is not marked well. The mosquitos were unrelentless during the entire hike, which we did last week. Bring lots of bug repellant. There is no way one can do this hike in 10 hours, unless you run. Must be able to do some route finding. Coming down from Aasgard to Snowlake parking lot is a 4000 ft drop in elevation, which is extremely though on legs. Women should not wear black exercise tights in summer.....too hot for hiking, as we saw one woman have extreme difficulty to the heat. Bring headlights, as you most likely will be hiking in the dark for the last few hours, if you are doing a through hike. The hike is totally worth it; breathtaking views and sights with plenty of mountain goats, snow, waterfalls and lakes. This is not a hike for the faint of heart.
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    6 months, 1 week ago
    Hard! But so worth it! This Lake is up a hard trail… but worth it!
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    6 months, 1 week ago
    This hike is a new favorite. It’s only ~1 hr from Seattle and it offers fabulous views with some lovely wildflowers scattered along the trail. It starts on a gravel logging road with a steady incline, then you enter a trail on the left that takes you off of the road and into the trees. You see a variety of terrain and views along the way, including a few snow patches on the way to the lake, so poles are recommended if you have them. You have two options near the top - heading down to the lake or heading up to the peak. Both are absolutely beautiful and if you have the time and energy, I recommend doing both! Doing both made our hike about 7 miles total. The alpine lake is gorgeous and has a nice large rock formation to sit and hang out on. You pass through another small lake, Lake Yvonne, via a log crossing on the way. The peak offers breathtaking nearly 360 degree views of the mountain range, alpine lakes, and Mt Rainier (which you get little peak-a-boo views of throughout the hike on a clear day - she was really showing off the day we went!) The last 1/2 mile or so up to the peak is pretty steep and could be more of a scramble up and down on wet days. This part of the trail makes it more of a moderate+. Take it slow and steady and you’ll be rewarded at the top with some stunning views. Gear recommended: good gripping hiking shoes, poles, bug spray.
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    6 months, 1 week ago
    Super loose since it’s multiuse trail.
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    6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Amazing hike from prince creek all the way to steheken (with a stop at Moore creek point). Great weather and elevation gain wasn’t too bad (worst part is the first half or the first walk to the Moore Creek campground). Saw lots of mushrooms!
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    6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Amazing hike and definetly could be rated as a difficult trail but totally worth it and the lake is just beautiful and the sceneray breathtaking!
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    6 months, 2 weeks ago
    Amazing hike and definetly could be rated as a difficult trail but totally worth it and the lake is just beautiful and the sceneray breathtaking!
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    6 months, 3 weeks ago
    Place is a zoo on the weekends. Thanks to folks blasting it on social media.

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    7 months ago
    Steep and trail is overgrown in spots but absolutely breathtaking ridge line and creek
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    7 months, 1 week ago
    Easy dual sport loop with nice valley and mtn views
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    7 months, 2 weeks ago
    The gate just opened today so not that many people on our way up but more unprepared hiker on our way down. Lake still frozen but starting to melt, put up our micro spike when descending.
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    7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Steep up, flat at top, good views of valley, steep down
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    8 months ago
    Just skiing in the rain …wet heavy snow … but the views don’t get me started on the views …. Sketchy ascent … stay to left of the massive cornice and watch it slowly melt in the sun over you
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    8 months ago
    Just skiing in the rain …wet heavy snow … but the views don’t get me started on the views …. Sketchy ascent … stay to left of the massive cornice and watch it slowly melt in the sun over you
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    8 months ago
    Just skiing in the rain …wet heavy snow … but the views don’t get me started on the views …. Sketchy ascent … stay to left of the massive cornice and watch it slowly melt in the sun over you
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    8 months, 2 weeks ago
    Beautiful hike in the spring, plenty of challenging snow crossings, a lot of photo worthy vistas!
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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Creekside hike on maintained trail. Slight elevation gain but overall a gentle hike. Used by dirt bikes and mountain bikes, but seems to be seldom used. A couple of nice stream crossings. Some areas burned during Carlton Fire in 2014 but are recovering nicely. Campsites at trailhead.
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    10 months, 1 week ago
    This is a the entire summit Nordic trail system
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    10 months, 2 weeks ago
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    12 months ago
    The approach to Mt. Tumac was very soggy and damp from snow runoff which still exists in late July in the Valley. Some of the snow patches even covered large portions of the trail at times and we had to scramble and interpret other ways around that became technical. Trekking poles helped with this. The ascent was steep and the view of Rainier was completely covered at all times by a tree like, even at the peak, pretty annoying. Plenty of mosquitos along the way so bring your sunscreen and even a bug net for your face it got so bad.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    The hike to Shoe Lake is on the PCT and is deeply rutted at the beginning especially the switchbacks. There is camping near by Ginnette Lake (mosquitoes in season). If you want to get off the PCT though I don’t know why you would, there is a trail that will take you by Hell Lake and on to Twin Peaks, elevation 5843. But continue on the PCT 3.4 miles and traverse a narrow rocky trail to Hogback Mt. Views are gorgeous. After a short climb descend the PCT until you reach a sign for Shoe Lake. Go left (rather than continuing on the PCT ) 1.6 miles to the lake. No camping permitted at the lake. The green trail map will show a loop around the lake but it takes you away from the lake and result in a somewhat steep climb back to the PCT. The old loop around the lake has been re-vegetated so return the way you came. You will share the trail with day, section and through hikers along with the occasional horse/mule packers.
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    1 year, 2 months ago
    Obviously incredible. Nothing else I could add to that... I will say the descent is also very taxing, I would keep that in mind. Once you’re done with the enchantments you’re not at all done! Still so much energy you’re gonna need for that last stretch!
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Great drive in. The parking lot was iced over at entrance and 1/4 of the parking spots. Iced at the trailhead start, but then dry hard packed snow until the bend headed to the Rainier view. Well maintained path. Overall easy going smooth trail.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    10/31/21 I met a lot new friends on the Meetup today and we drove together to the trailhead from Seattle. Thanks to all for your companionship. Made the long drive shorter. Sunny clear skies and cold wind. Trail is in excellent condition. Easy hike for the first 2 miles. It gets a little steeper on the Ridge Trail. Great views at the top of Iron Bear Peak.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Tons of sswitchhacks. Views Rainier, st h, Adams?
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Tuesday 10/19/21 We arrived at the Esmeralda Trailhead and started up just after 9am. Wind was breezy to calm. Good grade up and fairly rocky to start. The weather was 36 F and clear skies. The trail is in good condition and mellows after the cutoff to Esmeralda Basin. Medium effort going up the steady incline to Ingalls Pass. Going right descends then you must climb and scramble up to the lake. Going left leads thru a pleasant meadow and also leaves you scrambling up to the lake. Either way is rock climbing but not to hard. The views are awesome and brilliant golden larches in full color. Mount Stuart looms a magnificent sentry close by.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    The lake was beautiful but the hike is difficult because of lots of rocks and tree roots.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Great hike and the view at the top was beautiful with larches in beautiful color. Parking was ridiculous!!! Don’t go on the weekend!!!
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Beautiful larches! Micro spikes are needed.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Nice views from Mount Margret. Mount Rainier and Mount Adams visible. Just passed the Twin Lakes an avalanche blocks the trail but look to the left to find a faint trail up and around. Or blaze thru the downed and twisted timber like I did. Lake Lillian is beautiful with the fall colors, still water with nice reflections. AllTrails shows my hike at 7.2 miles but Gaiagps has me over 10 miles!
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    For those seeking a hike with more than one peak, this is a great choice. Once on top of one peak, the other two are in view providing a vantage for the route to each. The challenge is getting to Abiel peak, as the trail can be faint at times. However, following the border between National Forest and the water shed marked by the “no trespassing” signs will get you there. I started at the mirror lake trail head summiting Tinkham first. However, starting on the other end at the silver peak trail head and summiting silver first would be just as grand. Some scrambling at times especially Abiel.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Great hike
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Nice forest, great views at top…but horrible blowdown for last half-mile before top.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Epic
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Epic
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Early to mid-Oct for matsi and white chanties. Occasional kings.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    White chanties mostly but also Sparassis. Dense woods higher up.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Nice Doug fir glade but few mushrooms. Try back later in Oct.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    The trail is in great shape. The views from the top are fantastic but the views on the return are even better. Beautiful fall colors not quite peaking but close.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Obviously incredible. Nothing else I could add to that... I will say the descent is also very taxing, I would keep that in mind. Once you’re done with the enchantments you’re not at all done! Still so much energy you’re gonna need for that last stretch!
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Obviously incredible. Nothing else I could add to that... I will say the descent is also very taxing, I would keep that in mind. Once you’re done with the enchantments you’re not at all done! Still so much energy you’re gonna need for that last stretch!
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Obviously incredible. Nothing else I could add to that... I will say the descent is also very taxing, I would keep that in mind. Once you’re done with the enchantments you’re not at all done! Still so much energy you’re gonna need for that last stretch!
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    My fit bit clocked it at 23
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Forest roads and heavy rocks
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Hike from Rampart lakes to and from Alta
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Easy, short hike to mirror lake. Nice views from high up. Stopped by cottonwood lake before mirror lake, nice spot to take a lil break. Gets pretty cold up here and a lil windy. Hikers come around 11 to noon and are pretty loud. There’s several campsites great for backpacking along the two lakes. Plenty more room for hammocks. Need to remind myself to bring: hammock, rumpl, fuel, snacks.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Arduous, fun route finding, nice views, too smoky though. I am glad I did it but won’t repeat.
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    This is a great Through-hike or Run. Doing it from the Eightmile Trailhead Will save 2k in elevation gain.
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Note: there are two trails shown in Gaia GPS for Silver Peak. One of them is incorrect and does not lead to Silver Peak. My five-star rating is for the trail that actually leads to the peak.
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Fun loop. Worse part of trail is Longs Pass to Ingalls Creek but manageable nonetheless less. Enjoy!
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Went backpacking. The backpack was too heavy ( prepared for enchantment lakes) so camped at Rachel lake. After settling down we walked another 1 mile to rampart lakes. They are ver beautiful. There is a creek with beautiful flowers. Should have camped there. Lots of mosquitoes. Used off! Spray but still got several bites.
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    B b B fffc. Thanks huc
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Were it not for the horse traffic the trail might be pretty nice, but since so many horses use it the trail is turned up heavily and is dusty and choppy and just not all that great. The dusty switchbacks up and down to Cradle Lake are things of nightmares. If you want mental training, do it. Otherwise, find a different trail to hike and enjoy yourself.
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    This hike is brutal. Going CCW there are lots of downed trees from miles 4-14, it’s not very traveled so the trail is overgrown pretty much everywhere, and right after the cutoff from Cradle Lake the trail disappears forcing you to take Snowall-Jack Creek trail, which is also horrible because it’s traveled by horses a lot and is dusty and choppy. All efforts should be taken to completely avoid every bit of this trail.

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    1 year, 6 months ago
    7/26/21 Starting at Prince Creek Campground on Lake Chelan 18 miles to the town of Stehekin. With overnights at Meadow Creek shelter and Moore Point Campgrounds. Lovely trails, a bit overgrown in places and was very hot, 100+ degrees. Mosquitos were not a problem. Yellowjackets are aggressive. Lovely town to visit and meet fellow hikers. Visit Rainbow Falls and the bakery!
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    It’s a bit dry and a fair amount of bugs but really amazing view, totally worth it.
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Hard to judge this section of trail. I was too focused on my sore ankle to really enjoy it. The mountain rivers and waterfalls to the west of Buck Creek are pretty. It looks like we were about two weeks early for the flowers on Flower Dome, but it was still pretty. A trail maintenance crew had cleared a section of the trail near the end, so that section of the trail was not as difficult to navigate as the first part of the loop. The trail dust on the miles of burned section of the trail was not fun. It made me wish for a mask, especially being 6th in our procession.
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Cell phone reception for about 2.5 miles in. Trails were clear and good. Very hot
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Great hike short and steep but the lookout was beautiful. Drive was longer than the actual hike.
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Waterfalls are beautiful. Burnt out after last fire.
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Easy and consistent grade. Mostly Shaded hike. Lakes are beautiful. Mosquitoes brutal. Repellent worked for a littlw while..... Still snow near and around lakes.
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    Great hike
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    1 year, 6 months ago
    From the summit it is a straight forward walk to the lucky shot gap. There is a trail continuing up the west side of Silver Queen to the ridge above Campbell basin. Trail continues around the west side of the king, but we had to do a little off trail before getting to the top of silver basin. From there we dropped down through meadows to intersect the Crystal lakes trail. After that all on trail.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Jet skiing on Lake Chelan. Beautiful area with a few choice places on the northern end of the lake for cliff jumping.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Top trek on my list thus far.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Our objective was to ascend the couloir to the left of Colchuck peak the traverse the backside over to Dragontail peak. The snow in the couloir was good. We left early so we stayed climbers left to keep in the shade. Half way up we put on crampons as the snow got steeper. There is a section of ice in the middle so we traversed right and made it to the saddle. From the saddle we dropped our packs and made the scramble to Colchuck Peak. The summit was excellent with amazing views to Mount Stewart. From the summit we began to analyze the steep couloir to the backside of Dragontail peak. We weren’t sure the route but read it was only class 3 scramble so we decided to go for it. We started by traversing some rock up to the couloir. This probably saved us 1/3 of our elevation and made the ascent easier. The snow was firm again and we made quick work of the snow. Once at the top we were nervous to find a wall of snow and a rap station. Not having ropes our choices were to down climb the way we came or down climb the steep snow wall. The steep snow wall was selected and was the right choice. With about 12 steps kicked in we were down to the snow field. The traverse to dragon tail was pretty easy as was making the summit. This summit was better than Colchuck. The views into the Enchantments were amazing. This is one of my favorite summits to date. Leaving Dragontail was straight forward and we found the top of Asgard and descended back down to Colchuck lake. Asgard was brutal as usual. Temps were crazy hot. Water was prevalent on the whole trip. The hike from the lake back to the car felt like it took forever. We were happy to make it back before dark. Long day on 30 minutes of sleep.’
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Great riding trail. Awesome single track.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    A longtime favorite and easy hike in Leavenworth, WA. Lots of mosquitoes. Parking lot was about half full. Trail is in good shape, a bit of mud in the cedar grove.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Beautiful views. This is a nice gradual climb from the trailhead to the 5 way intersection. Yesterday we turned around at the intersection, today I continued for about another mile. After the intersection there are meadows of wildflowers and then it opens up to spectacular panoramic views! I’m glad I went the extra distance!
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Amazing. Wizard skirt.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    A weather variety pack with it even snowing at top June 5. Snow remains in places the last mile or so. A couple of trees down but not much of a obstacle. Great hike but windy at top as usual.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    It was crazy losing the trail and making it down from lake Vivian with a backpack on. We hiked from 9:30- 5:30 with only small breaks.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    Hike this to see the view. However, we were surrounded by fog and clouds today. Also had a little bit of snow and rain today.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    Derby canyon is awesome, there are trails for al levels of riders. not much traffic.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    Currently this is a very difficult trail only because of blow-downs. Counted over thirty from White River trailhead to Boulder Creek trail. Some were massive and challenging with a heavier pack.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    Snow still on trail. 5/22/2021
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    Route finding skills are a must. Gaia helped big time. The last mile or 2 is all snow and hard to follow. I wore trail runners and gaiters, post holed several times. Beautiful views of the Stuart range from the top.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    There is a lot of snow in the upper core still.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    Great snowshoe, awesome views, interesting geology.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    Deep snow. Need snowshoes:)
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    Great workout in snow shoes. I want to back in the summer for the views.
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    1 year, 10 months ago
    Nice and easy trail that follows the river.
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    1 year, 10 months ago
    A great place just to go on a quiet weekday: an easy snow walk to the bridge which is totally dry and snow-free. Lunch and a nice nap in the sun listening to the Yakima river down below!
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    1 year, 10 months ago
    Excellent xc ski day. Can be extremely challenging if route is not groomed & snow is hard. If only groomed to the top on half the upper loop, then best to ascend on the ungroomed half, so you can enjoy the glide descending the groomed half.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    Short and steep tour to skyline ridge. Really easy skinning to skyline lake on a well worn old forest road, then just a few hundred more feet to the ridge line. Great terrain from the ridge but not the best snow this time - heavily used on the north side and crusty on the south facing Stevens Pass. Finished the last bit by cruising down the forest road but avoiding snowshoers and sledders.
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    1 year, 12 months ago
    One of the best and most challenging Nordic areas close to Seattle, great place to get started.
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    2 years ago
    Lovely
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    2 years ago
    To be fair, we chose the gladed skin track up...but ugh, what a slog. If you want an easy day, with slightly longer mileage, take the forest road up - less interesting but also fewer trees whapping you in the face while you bushwhack. 🙃
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    2 years ago
    Classic ski mostly on the very flat John Wayne trail, one of my favorites when I just want to put my head down and focus on a rhythmic meditative experience.
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    2 years ago
    Nice easy cross country ski route with groomed trail, during the winter. Nordic pass required from the ski area.
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    2 years ago
    Skinning not so sticky, bootpacked top creek
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    2 years ago
    Well marked snowshoeing trail
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    2 years ago
    Majority of it is in a burn scar and little shade so be sure to bring lots of water. The lake is beautiful and definitely worth the effort.
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    2 years ago
    It was great
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    2 years ago
    Rampart Ridge Touring!
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    2 years, 1 month ago
    A great New Year’s Day snowshoe. We were on the trail at 9:45 and back in time for lunch. Most of the time we followed a trail set by back country skiers. Info on the web referenced “viewpoint 6,056” but gave no coordinates. We tried to find it, but not sure we did.
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    2 years, 1 month ago
    Well maintained road. Some areas south of the road are marked as places to avoid due to a wastewater sprinkler system. It’s not clear what wastewater the sign refers to.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Early season classic. Snow fields add contrast to earthy colors.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Excellent views from Jolly, but the scramble to Skookum and The Louvre is what earns five stars.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Great wildflower hike with excellent views. Lower stretch crowded.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Ok. Power lines, ski lifts, etc.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Good alternative to Kachess Ridge. Nice old growth, views at top. Trail is steep in sections.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Classic, big views, alpine lake, larches—but crowded. Otherwise a five.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Easy, beautiful old growth. Mushrooms! Big views at lake.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Great hike! I stopped at the second spring as it was foggy and getting dark.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Easy 4.8 mile loop. Great views of the river, and almost always within earshot. And some great walking bridges.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    A shorter hike only 5 minutes down the road from Leavenworth proper. The trail follows the river and is quiet beautiful. There is a stream you will have to step over half way there. The bridge crossing the river right at the beginning does not drain so even though it is 20-30 feet above the water it can “pool” with 4-6” of water. People have put rocks and logs along the side to allow for dry crossing.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    We arrived at the trail head at 9:15. There were only a few cars before us. The view was beautiful while we hiked up. In the distance, there were lots of larches. The good thing about this trail is that there aren’t many hikers even on weekends. At times we felt as if we were the only people there. The trail is well maintained but no restroom at trail head. If you are going to Jester Mountain, be sure to watch for the sign at one intersection because it is easy to miss.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Good hike. Plenty of parking. Very accessible.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    Light snow and a bit of mud, overall good conditions. Road was passable in a crossover SUV.
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    2 years, 3 months ago
    Road has a decent amount of potholes, but none so big they can’t be skirted past. Pretty rocky in some stretches but I made it fine in a sedan. Trail is steep, rooty, and rocky for most of the way through the forested section. Once it opens up there’s a slushy coating of snow that was slippery—poles were helpful. Lots of water on the trail from the recent snow melting out again, as well as rain. We wore ponchos and waterproof boots. I never needed to put on my puffy coat but my hands were very cold once my gloves soaked through. The snow became deeper, but still slushy, ascending Labyrinth Mt from the saddle overlooking Theseus. Poles were very helpful from here on. We didn’t use our microspikes because the snow was too wet. Lots of exhausting but minor post-holing as we found a route up Labyrinth (gaiters would’ve been nice!). We ended up having to turn around .1 miles from the peak, at the bottom of the boulder field. The snow was too deep to know what was beneath you, but not deep enough to be able to walk safely across. Beautiful views whether it’s socked in at the lake, or from the saddle when the clouds part even briefly! Lots of mini waterfalls and streams below Labyrinth, braiding through the trail and underneath the snow. Blueberry treats hiding underneath the snow as well!
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    2 years, 3 months ago
    If you’re looking for tons of larches and trying to avoid the crowds, this is the perfect hike. Lakes are not that impressive.
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    2 years, 3 months ago
    On the way to the TH, I encountered a Moose, and on the trail I sighted a Pacific Marten. This was my second time being Golden Larches. This is unforgettable views.
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    2 years, 3 months ago
    Larch March and pretty lake with towering Mt Stewart
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    2 years, 3 months ago
    The distance is 10 mile out and back, the elevation gain is 3500ft
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    This is a favorite route for hunters, fishers, 4-wheelers, and hikers. Local residents transiting to or from Lake Wenatchee housing areas take this as a short cut to Stevens Pass and parts west of the Cascades. The road is is fairly good shape with some washboards and potholes. A typical low clearance two wheel drive vehicle can take this road in dry conditions with care. Beautiful fall colors.
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    The distance is 10 mile out and back, the elevation gain is 3500ft
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    Did part of the PCT by starting at the Chinook Pass Trailhead. The trail was very exposed so it seems to be moderately hard on a hot sunny day. Other than that, most of the trail is well-maintained. The views are phenomenal. Sheep Lake was great but you definitely want to climb over Sourdough Gap to get a view of Mount Adams. Shortly after that, you’ll make your way into Mount Rainier National Park where it spares no time to show herself off above Upper Crystal Lake. I ended my hike there and camped for the night. Overall, this was a great hike.
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    The distance is 10 mile out and back, the elevation gain is 3500ft
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    Lake Lillian with Mt Margaret detour
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    Great view at top!!!
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    See my track here https://www.gaiagps.com/datasummary/track/d9a3a383599528ce951f2bdba5616a3d09c76169/
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    Rough , steep and exposed up from spider meadows to base of spider glacier. North side of spider gap is scree and very steep.

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    2 years, 4 months ago
    A nice low pike from the parking area up to the fire tower and then back around through the forest. First part of the hike was pretty steep but it was all downhill after the fire tower.. Highly recommended hike.
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    2 years, 4 months ago
    Single overnight at Peggys Pond. Day one we took the NW scramble route up Cathedral Rock (see beta in photos). Day two we summited MT Daniel and then packed out do to heavy smoke from forest fires.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    This is an adventurous 8 mile hike to an interesting lake that has marsh elements along a lot of its shoreline. The ascent for the trek only amounts to about 1700 feet of elevation gain and the lake is beautiful. You are sure to see some fish jumping. The trail is in fair condition although there are quite a few downed trees along it. There are also some very dusty sections but this can be expected on many Washington trails this time of year. The main concern for most hikers would be the river crossing at the .75 mile mark. We found it best to remove our shoes and socks so we could walk barefoot across the approximately 50 feet of river that ranged from a few inches to a foot deep. I used trekking poles but still nearly slipped on the return trip. The road to this trailhead is in very bad shape in a few areas. Although 4 wheel drive isn’t necessarily required, there are some areas where clearance could be an issue. We were is a Land Rover LR4 and took it pretty slowly at around 10 mph in some areas. Our clearance gave us no problems with the road but a lower vehicle might have issues. We did see a 2019 Subaru Outback at the trailhead but the driver was surprised he made it. He said he went very slowly and carefully. A smaller Toyota behind us ended up turning back part way up.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    This is an adventurous 8 mile hike to an interesting lake that has marsh elements along a lot of its shoreline. The ascent for the trek only amounts to about 1700 feet of elevation gain and the lake is beautiful. You are sure to see some fish jumping. The trail is in fair condition although there are quite a few downed trees along it. There are also some very dusty sections but this can be expected on many Washington trails this time of year. The main concern for most hikers would be the river crossing at the .75 mile mark. We found it best to remove our shoes and socks so we could walk barefoot across the approximately 50 feet of river that ranged from a few inches to a foot deep. I used trekking poles but still nearly slipped on the return trip. The road to this trailhead is in very bad shape in a few areas. Although 4 wheel drive isn’t necessarily required, there are some areas where clearance could be an issue. We were is a Land Rover LR4 and took it pretty slowly at around 10 mph in some areas. Our clearance gave us no problems with the road but a lower vehicle might have issues. We did see a 2019 Subaru Outback at the trailhead but the driver was surprised he made it. He said he went very slowly and carefully. A smaller Toyota behind us ended up turning back part way up.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Great for shade and creek meditation.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Amazing views of mount Rainer and mount Stewart. Great trail options and the more direct route is worth the trek.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    We rode this on dual sport bikes. All down hill if you start from the bee hive area. Very fun but technical riding. Not for the faint of heart. A couple wash outs but still good. I hear it’s one way but I don’t know that for sure.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    3.8 mile loop from Tipsoo lake to Pacific Crest trail then hwy 410, back to Tipsoo lake. Beautifull views. Very crowded on the trail and vehicle parking. midweek or weekend.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Spectacular scenery. The full rampart lakes loop, ridge spur and Alto Mountain are must see.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Because there wasn’t any parking within a mile of the Colchuck Lake Trailhead when we arrived around 10 am, we decided to do Eightmile instead. It’s an easier, shorter hike to an alpine lake. It’s a beautiful lake and had much much fewer people on the trail (we maybe saw 10 groups total). It isn’t as pretty as Colchuck Lake, but it’s a great alternative!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Tremendous 360 degree views of the valleys and the peaks. Steep hike but well worth the effort. Highly recommend!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Great motorcycle ride with friends Mark & Andy
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    8/20/20 Drove from Ellensburg to Haney Meadows then to Liberty Beehive road and out to trailhead. High clearance vehicle recommended for the washouts west of the trailhead. If coming in from Wenatchee, no problem. Trail 330 was nice, easy climb with expansive views. About 4 mi RT
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    The first 3.5 miles aren’t bad. A few overgrown parts of the trail could benefit from maintenance. Last 1.5 miles are grueling uphill! The view of the Napeequa Valley from the pass is amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it! Worth every bit of effort!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Smooth and easy (albeit a little rooty and rocky) for the first 2.5 miles, then quickly ascends. Make sure to go all the way to Rampart Lakes, the view is beautiful. Not too crowded.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Amazing views the whole way!!!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Amazing views the whole way!!!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Amazing views the whole way!!!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Spectacular hike! Not easy. Shale ledge after PCT not for the faint of heart but certainly doable. Peggy’s Pond and surrounding area is gorgeous.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Very steep trail (they opted for straight up instead of switchbacks), but amazing views from the top!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    This hike is awesome. The elevation to the meadows isn’t too hard and the Meadow is a beautiful place to camp in. We continued up to Spider Gap. The elevation gain in the first bit is hard but worth it. We hiked up the glacier with just regular boots and trekking poles. Micro spikes would have been nice, but do-able with out.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    You get everything with this hike past Sheep Lake, to Sourdough Gap, and on to Crystal Lake. 2 lakes, meadows of wildflowers, and views of Mt. Rainier are within your grasp as you travel this approximately 8.5 mile out-and-back trail. Most of the 2200 feet of elevation gain you experience occurs while getting to the ridge to get to Sourdough Gap and climbing out of the basin where Crystal Lake resides. Follow the trail around Crystal Lake and find a place to sit and soak your feet or have a very cold swim. Bugs weren’t bad at Sheep Lake (the 1st lake) or Crystal Lake (the 2nd lake) which is a blessing for this time of year. The trail is well-maintained but fairly dusty if it hasn’t rained recently. You may want to wear a mask just to keep the dust out of your lungs. Note that the parking lot fills up fast, the parking lot toilets are still closed due to COVID-19, and dogs aren’t allowed past Sourdough Gap as the trail enters the National Park and pets are not allowed past that point. You can take them on the trail to the boundary but you wouldn’t be able to go all the way to Crystal Lake. Camping sites are available around Sheep Lake without a permit but permits are required at the sites around Crystal Lake. Overall, the magnificent views of Mt. Rainier coupled with the mountain lake fun make this hike a great experience.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Started early at 7:00 AM. I did the loop counter clockwise which was a mistake. Most of the people are doing it clockwise which provides the best view. I was surprised that bugs weren’t an issue.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Cloudy morning. Got mostly clear. Come back when totally clear.
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    One of my favorite hikes, impressive steep 1/2 mile straight up with panoramic views of Lake Valhalla, Dow and Janus Lakes, plus Glacier Peak!
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    2 years, 5 months ago
    Nice trail system near Winthrop. River Run trail not open to bikes or horses. Probably 20 - 25 miles of trail here.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Long, narrow and winding. Lots of steep up and down.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    While not so easy as the name would suggest, it’s not particularly difficult for experienced hikers — 3.5 miles and 2800 ft one way to the pass. And the payoff in views of the N Cascades makes it more than worth the effort. Fantastic vistas if the Fisher Creek Valley, as well as the surrounding peaks. Once you get out of the forest after the first mile or so it’s all nonstop views and wildflowers. Currently, the trail is snow free, and the wildflowers are out, including the carpeting of purple heather at the top. It’s worth taking the time to walk a few hundred yards over the pass to take in the views on the other side of the pass from a few vantage points. It’s also surprisingly uncrowded.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Trail is very hard to follow after the cutoff and crossing to the lake. Be prepared for steep bushwhacking. The lake is beautiful and the Rainbow Trout are big. Not recommended for anyone with full backpacking setup. Trail is easier to find coming down. When in doubt, go farther to the Southwest side of the hill when going up to the lake. Good luck!
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Absolutely beautiful, wish it wasn't so hot so I could've made it all the way to the top
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Was really long, hard and beautiful!
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Nice easy to moderate trail with a water fall 1.83 miles in. Mostly uphill out and downhill back. Single track trail with moderate traffic. Small beach area at waterfalls. Fee pay area of $5 at site or state permit
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Three lakes and one mountain all in one trail -- tremendous!
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    I did not like one part of the road. It was scary and the Jeep tilted too much. The rest was nice.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Mostly level and gradual until the very end, which is both steep and exposed in the burn zone. Very little shade to rest in this zone. Thankfully there’s a waterfall at the top and it’s ice cold, so easy to get refreshed. The view of spectacle is just phenomenal. And though it looks far away, it’s actually a pretty short hike down to the water. Lots of mosquitoes in July, but bug spray made them a non-issue
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Hiked Miller peak. Took about five hours. First part of the trail is easy, some elevation when the switch backs start but I didn't find it too physically straining. I found the very top towards the summit somewhat unnerving due to the loose rock. Not a problem for 95% of the way but the last 10 meters to the summit is a bit precarious, at least for my skill level. More experienced peak baggers would probably do it no problem. There were a few bikes and horses. Some mub. Besides that great trail, great views, decent workout, and good for solitude. I went on a busy, sunny Saturday and there were only 4 other people there.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Fun Overland with the kids.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Fantastic! Bring bug spray. Most campsites are just starting to melt out.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    This was a great hike. Beautiful winding trail and views initially of the back side of Stevens pass ski resort. There were multiple lakes and beautiful boulder fields. We started hiking and ended up jogging most of it because the trail Was perfect.
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    2 years, 6 months ago
    Long drive, very rainy and felt long
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Best done in an overnight backpacking trip. Geologists will be in heaven here. Sandstone, serpentinites, and granites all in the same place! Very beautiful hike!
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Keeping an eye on the weather, we determined this hike in eastern Washington would be our best bet for staying dry. Steve picked it out from the Spring/Manning 100 Hikes in Washington’s Alpine Lakes, hoping for a good show of wildflowers. The drive to the trailhead took about 3 hours from Everett, as Steve picked up his son Steven and I along the way. After filling out the Wilderness Use Permit, we departed the trailhead about 0930. We followed trail #1399 to the 6100’ saddle, admiring the flowers and taking photos along the way. The trail is easy to follow but has a few fallen trees/snags over it. Two are rather large and have a bypass route around them. After the saddle, trail junction, the route goes easterly to the 6510’ summit. The only snow anywhere on the trail was above the saddle and these patches were easy to cross. No special equipment needed for this trip, but many were wearing masks to protect those who were not. We reached the summit at noon, took many photos, had lunch and headed back down; arriving at the trailhead two hours later. It was a busy day on this trail since it was Saturday; perhaps as many as 50 hikers and 10 dogs. The views to the Stuart Range are spectacular from along the ridge; worth taking your camera/phone along.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    The first half of this trail is terrible and really brushy. The second half is gorgeous. Scatter Lake is full of Larches and the scramble up to Abernathy didn’t feel too dicey. Coming down the scree was surprisingly easy. Glad to have checked this one off.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Great display of wildflowers.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Yuptmtntjg Hmong You I’myr
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    You have to cross the stream before you can start the hike. Absolutely stunning, very few people on the trail. Sunny weather and cool breeze of Washington early summer made the hike worth the while.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Nice steep hike with lots of flowers, views and a special guest stars on top - 2 white goats :)
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Great hike! It was cloudy at the top so there wasn’t much to see of The mountain but I’d imagine the views are epic on a clear day. Even with the clouds the views were well worth the work to reach the peak. We’ll be back again a few times to catch the mountain when it’s out!
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Great training hike! Beautiful meadow! Amazing views of the Stuart’s! A must do!
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Nice flowers. Little snow.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Have done this one in June and October and got into snow both times. Super buggy in June. Lake is beautiful and not too difficult to get to, but will still get you some exercise on the way up.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    I like condors
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    The WTA trail description needs updating. I doesn’t appear that the USFS intends to repair the washouts across Thunder and Wildcat Creeks anytime soon. The crossings are makeshift, but suffice for the most post. You have to balance across unsteady narrow home-built bridges or logs that may be slippery if it’s wet. But kudos to the folks who are putting in time to try to make these crossings and approaches more passable. If you follow the directions to eventually get to the trailhead up the 1384 road, you’ll be walking for a long time. I was pedaling a MTB and pretty much ran out of steam about a mile before the classic trailhead at 5200’. The road is ‘easy’ to ride, but it’s just a long ways and steep for a bike. I’m in pretty good shape, but I was biting off a little more than I could chew. Since you have to walk or ride to the 5000’ trailhead any, I’d suggest forgoing the 1384 road, parking at the washout before Thunder Creek, walking to the #1111 trailhead and walking the trail to the 5000’ trailhead. I wouldn’t want to MTB up the #1111 trail, but walking would be fine. There are a few unmaintained and makeshift bridges, but MTB riders are doing a good job trying to maintain ways across the streams. Watch out for downhill MTB riders. The trail has many surprisingly scenic qualities. Once you’re at 5000’, the trail is awesome and beautiful. No one has cleared the trail this year, yet. There are many, many blowdowns, especially above 5200’. I turned around at 5400’ and up until that point, there was no snow. From other ridge tops, it appears that the entire ridge to Bootjack Rock is free of snow.
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Bugs, trees all over trail
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    2 years, 7 months ago
    Bugs, swamp

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    2 years, 7 months ago
    The first half to Moon Rocks and Funny Rocks was very easy. From there we took the Tripod Flats trail and it was technical and tightly wound through trees. Nothing really problematic as a nearly stock Sport with street tires, no lift, no lockers was able to tackle everything. An awesome day out with a good group of people!
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Gained most of the verts on the drive. A cool, overcast day that had some rain, hail and breeze. Views were ok but have the potential to be amazing. 1.7 miles up and about 1100 verts.
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Road goes farther, but gets sketchy. Beautiful views here of Lake Wenatchee, Nason ridge, and Dirtyface peak.
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    I replicated this route based on an AllTrails user’s recording. I liked it because it was a trail/forest road hybrid which allowed for flexible camping options. We actually decided to walk the figure 8 backward from what we planned due to other hiking traffic noted on our way in & my buddy’s potential knee issues. Staying at a friends house the night before, we were on the trail around 7:45 am. Heading up the left loop first via trail, there was constant access to water sources. The trail was beautiful & dipped in and out of tree cover. At the back of the loop, we walked past five or six large campsites all taken by mountain bikers, horses, and families. Our path hit our first forest access road. It meandered around the back of the loop then straight back to our car down FSDR 4225 at a steady downhill grade. We completed the first loop in just under 4 hrs. We took a long lunch break to relax, stretch, and adjust pack weight. We actually drove a mile up the forest road to get on Bear mtn trail to make Monday morning easier. Got onto the second loop around 1:00 and hit the increasing uphill climb in the heat of the day with no tree cover. Oops. This loop also has much less water sources, come to find out, if we’d needed it. We packed two nalgenes each to drink and one 3L water bladder to share for dinner/breakfast cooking. In the heat, I could have easily burned through all of that nalgene water but didn’t because I was unsure of source access. Glad I didn’t. There wasn’t a single place to refill on the 2nd loop. We chose a shorter way back to the forest road due to lack of water source and achy calves. There was a nice spot of grass for our tent at the intersection of two forest roads and plenty of time for evening camp. It was an easy 2-3 miles back to our car in the morning - all slightly downhill grade on FS rd to FSDR 4225. A beautiful walk in the early morning with birch and swampy land - nice end to a quick overnight.
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Definitely some tough sections, but overall not bad. Great views!
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Lots of burned trees here, so bring your sunscreen and lots of water. Great views of Rainier and the Stuart range.
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Fun hike with Tena, Hana and Marc. Beautiful day. Lots of flowers out.
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Short but rewarding hike into a less trafficked little lake. We were lucky but it didnt seem to be crawling with mosquitos YET. For hot days there is even a spot to easily swim if you cross the stream toward the West side of the lake. Would recommend
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    The views from this peak make the trek up there absolutely worth it. Bring some trekking poles or the descent will kill your knees!
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    2 years, 8 months ago
    Good ski tour for anyone looking for a little more spice than your average snoqualmie pass adventure. Ice axe and crampons recommended and approaching up Cascadian would have been easier
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    2 years, 10 months ago
    Flat
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    2 years, 10 months ago
    Big Jim Hill did not fail to live up to its name!
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    Ridge route with beautiful views when the weather cooperates
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    A wonderful area in which to cross country ski.
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    Good x country ski day
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    2/19/20 icy road. Is plowed but icy.
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    Spotty snow coverage and mediocre grooming.
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    Nice low angle terrain skiing from yodelin parking lot - note this is now a Stevens pass overflow lot so come early. Beatutiful gladed and tree skiing.
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    2 years, 11 months ago
    Upper Mazama 20 km XC ski. Just gorgeous skiing under Goat Wall.
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    3 years ago
    Camped near glacier view campground January 18th and 19th. Great place for an easy snow shoe / Nordic skiing.
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    3 years, 1 month ago
    Location: Stampede Pass Conditions: Mild temps (28-34 degs), wet snow, snow pack is still lacking depth but decent for trail riding. Groomed last night so trails were smooth. Total miles: 25 - short day Activities: Casual trial riding with Emma
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    3 years, 2 months ago
    Great trail. Not for the faint of heart with a few 500’ drops just at the edge of the trail. Solid Medium skill level required.
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    3 years, 2 months ago
    Motorcycles. Experts ONLY
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    3 years, 2 months ago
    Top of Teanaway Ridge (road 9738); 1 mile on road 111; to trail up to Red Top Mountain Lookout (1.75 miles more hiking).
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    3 years, 2 months ago
    For a fall hike this was fairly easy with only 1000 feet of elevation. Cramer lake is only a field of weeds but continue on past the lake to the right to Otter lake and you won’t be disappointed. About 8 miles round trip.
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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Probably the last time to make it up in a dirtbike this year - already a lot of snow on the trail made it diificult and at times, impassable if your tires arent notty enough
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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Lots of water from recent snowfall and yesterday’s rain. The trail virtually follows all the little creeks up to lake. Still views were worth it.
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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Pretty techy uphill. Still a blast, but you’re gonna overheat ur 450 probably
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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Probably one of the most beautiful lakes in WA!
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    3 years, 3 months ago
    Bring a lot of water the views are great lots of sun exposure
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    3 years, 4 months ago
    Pipeline trail - 3 wags - pretty & close
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    3 years, 4 months ago
    Trail in good condition, a bit rocky and uneven in places. Very busy trail, no bugs, very cold at night (low 40s)
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    3 years, 4 months ago
    Nice hike up to some beautiful 360 views. You earn your Wheaties on the ascent but worth it.
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    3 years, 4 months ago
    The White river valley trail is un-maintained. In glacier peak wilderness that means an abundance of brush overgrowth and loss of the trail. Although the trail can be followed fairly easily up to thunder basin, only remnants of the trail can be found beyond that. In most places the brush is so high it’s over your head. You will be pushing through all sorts of vegetation including thistles. Early on in the trail not much beyond the junction with the buck creek trail you can get a taste of minor brushy-ness where the trail is still very visible. However, remember this is only minor compared to what’s past thunder basin. Also, after the last stream crossing as you start to climb, the trail becomes slightly more visible, but it is still hard to follow. We were able to follow it up until a sharp switch back that occurs near a gorge. We couldn’t find that switch so we ended up climbing up the gorge which I’m sure would be a waterfall earlier in the year. It did require minor rock climbing. We ended up exiting the gorge when things became too vertical and continued our climb pulling ourselves up the rest of the way using the densely packed brush. This was the only time I was thankful for the brush. We eventually intersected the trail once again. From that point on until the intersection with the pct it was fairly easy to follow with only a couple narrow and slick washouts on slopes. I and my husband were able to make our way through, but it was one of the most miserable hikes we’re ever had, and one of the most exhausting even compared to our days of 15+ miles with two 2,500+ passes.

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    3 years, 5 months ago
    Worth the work. Plan wisely so you summit the correct peak. Some others were robbed of that chance due to wrong routes.
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    This is an ultra classic moderate climb in an alpine setting. Beauty forsure
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    Great scenic views. Most of the tra is in the shade, very nice in July. A good amount of vertical for a 3:10 hike.
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    Prime rib approach; hated the scree field
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    An easy, scenic loop hike on Mount Rainier’s east side with great views and wildflowers. Very popular- expect to see a lot of other visitors.
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    A tough climb at the beginning, but the rewards are worth it. Spent the first night at Lake Ethel and then the next night at Larch Lake. I would like to come back in October when the Larch turn gold. The third night we hiked back to Loch Eileen and hiked up to Donald lake. The best lake out of all was larch and cup.
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    Fun hike, did a round trip from Steven's pass. It was interesting to see this area in the summer, I am usually up there at the nordic center during the winter months. I wouldn't rate it as difficult though. The elevation gain was spread out, the trail is in good shape, and the mileage great for a day hike. Views got very good after the fog lifted.
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    A bit rocky at the outset but lovely wooded hike to firstly, Cottonwood Lake and then onto Mirror Lake. Beautiful vistas of Echo Lake abound!
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    Beautiful lake. Well worth the hike up. It is a difficult ascent but the trail is really nice. The day we were there the trout were jumping out of the water and catching flies, pretty awesome.
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    3 years, 5 months ago
    Mostly pavement. Traditional FS gravel road with minimal views
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Prepare for a mostly hot and exposed, dusty trail. Did this as a descent from a hike starting at the Stevens Pass TH. Beautiful views out towards the Enchantments, wildflowers, creek crossings just when needed, butterflies and a bear lower on the trail. Thimbleberries were in peak season.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Solid 8.5 mile 3000 foot peak in the heart of the Teanaway area. The peak affords good views of the Stuart Range, and there are unobstructed views to the south (Rainier) and East. The payoff isn’t as big as some of the peaks to the west and north because the Stuart Range blocks any views to the North Cascades, so Glacier, Baker and the rest are obscured. To that extent it was a little disappointing.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Great scramble with Kelly Chris Michael and Amy
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    What a stunning hike! The last bit is steep for Colchuck lake, consider a Stuart lake add-on on a day hike
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Great view at the lookout. Elevation gain makes for a great workout. Steeper as you get to the lookout. All worth the effort.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Beautiful hike and definitely worth the time. Other descriptions are pretty accurate - first couple miles are reasonably easy with the majority of the effort in the last two. My gps ending up showing the round trip to be closer to 9 miles than 8. Plenty of mosquitoes as previously mentioned so I would highly advise repellent. We arrived at 8:30am on a Saturday and ended up having to park around .25-.5 mi away from the trail head.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Better this time because for 5 miles up there are no trees on the path. Lizards but no snakes.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    While easily accessible from the Lone Pine campground, this hike is in an almost comic state of disrepair. There are probably a dozen rotten or smashed bridges and 50+ blow downs over the trail. It’s still navigable but it’ll require some jumping and high stepping. On the plus side, we saw a variety of bizarre mushrooms and the tree growth is neat. The two large bridges over Early Winters Creek are spectacular and in good shape.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Strenuous with lost of rock scrambling, but an excellent payoff at the summit! Jump in the lake!
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    From Inspiration Lake area out to Snow Creek trailhead.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Some easy and ledgy 4th class scramble to or from the base of West Ridge. Would recommend this way to or from the route.
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    3 years, 6 months ago
    Really great hike. Nice easy grade to and from Lake Valhalla. Mount McCausland trail up is a well established trail as well. Ended up turning back from it but looked like a nice trail going up. Highly recommend hiking this area
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    3 years, 7 months ago
    Only one on this trail, made for bike or motorcycle.
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    3 years, 7 months ago
    This is a straight forward loop with a highly recommended spur to Millers Peak for a front row view of the Enchantments and the Teanaway. The down side of this trail is that it is shared with mountain bikes and dirt bikes which is very annoying when you are seeking the peace and quiet of nature.
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    3 years, 7 months ago
    FR 7305 is badly washed out and just barely passable with a high clearance 4WD vehicle

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    3 years, 7 months ago
    This is one way to reach the base of Snow Creek Wall. It work, but try another way described in paragraph below. A better way is follow the descent gps track from my Snow Creek folder for how to cross the creek as this way was much easier and will also lead to the base along a better trail and less steep.
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    3 years, 7 months ago
    A descent trail from top of Snow Creek wall. Follows a well marked and worn (as of June 2019) trail down. Does include one rappel towards the very bottom that puts you at base of cliff. Rappel is after descending a narrow 10ft wide gully - see waypoint for location. Might be possible to avoid rappel by staying high (skiers left) above and round the rappel gully. After rappel, follow foot path until reaching a fairly well groomed trail and follow it down high to the creek crossing and the main hiking trail. This way is easy and a short way to access the main hiking trail. If you follow this gps track, you’ll get to the main trail- we did not return to base of climb.
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    3 years, 7 months ago
    Nice practice hike with some moderate elevation
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    3 years, 7 months ago
    I would wait to do this hike in July. A little past mile 1, the trail was mostly snow covered all the way to the lake with infrequent patches of dirt. The snow was slushy and the trail was really muddy, which made the trail more tiring than it normally would be. With that said, we got some great views at the top and the lake was beautiful, although still half way covered in ice.
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    3 years, 8 months ago
    Did a one night backpacking trip 5/19 to 5/20/19 on this trail. It was my first backpacking trip ever! 25.33 miles total 17+ hrs on trail and 2,995 ft elevation gain. Lots of blow downs, bushwacking, washouts and creek/stream crossings on trail. Hiked in 14.02 miles. Trailhead is paved road, parking area is gravel. Bathroom is a vaulted toilet. No TP in bathroom and stinky trash. Must have a northwest forrest pass or America the beautiful pass to park here as there is no self pay station. Must sign the log for a self issued permit. Cool little grave across from the biggest most flat camp spot along the raging creek. Where Fred Erickson lies one of the original builders/owners of Ingalls Creek Lodge. Saw two deer in the forrests on our way out. Found ticks on ourselves, I had one and my friend had 3, 2 of which were Dog Ticks (ticks on steroids!). Saw a Rubber Boa on trail on the hike out. Make sure you have some sort of navigation as there are plenty of places where you can loose the trail. Most of the creeks and streams are raging right now from all of the snow melt. Lots of waterfalls on the mountains. I would not recommend this trail for small children as there are some steep drop offs, the trail can get pretty narrow, overgrown, ticks and big blow downs. Only encountered a tiny amount of snow on trail where we hiked but heard from 2 female backpackers who hiked further up that the trail turned to soft snow where postholing, slipping and sliding was common, so they turned around. Saw a big college group of hikers, a backpacker and a couple hikers on 5/20/19 all on our way back to trailhead, saw no one at camp. 5/19/19 saw 11 people. And some campers along the river. 5/19/19 when the weather is more warm all the bugs are out, including mosquitoes and ticks. Numerous trail junctions along this trail.
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    3 years, 8 months ago
    Popular tour. The “Madison Ave” Run from Blue Lake Peak Col into
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    3 years, 8 months ago
    Rode horse. Lots of downed trees. Heard 4 rattlers. Creek is raging so no crossing to any trails on the left. Streams crossing trail.
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    4 years, 1 month ago
    Did this hike in late June and did not luck out with the weather. Cloudy and rainy most of the time and once I got up to the ridge there were some strong winds. On the plus side I didn't see another person the entire hike or even another car at the trailhead. Great views of Cle Elum Lake and the surrounding area.
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    4 years, 2 months ago
    Nice short Thanksgiving hike - an inch of snow on the ground. Nice views of the lake, with low cloud over the peaks opposite. Easy, quiet, flat, good for non-hiker family. Parking at the state park requires s Discovery Pass; you can buy an annual pass online.
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    4 years, 3 months ago
    Started around 8am on what seemed like a not very busy morning. Did the loop in clockwise fashion as I like to get the steep part out of the way, and also hike the opposite direction of the majority. Weather was good and some larches still in full gold dress. Clear views to Black Peak, Glacier Peak, etc. No snow on trail yet, but some areas of frozen ground. It became pretty evident that it was indeed a busy day on the trail as we were on the 2nd half, coming down beside Lake Ann. The parking lot overflowed out onto Highway 20. Early start was perfect.
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    4 years, 3 months ago
    Done this a few times. Morning is great. Very few other hikers once you get past the branch to the lookout. But Afternoon is overrun is mountain bikers.
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    4 years, 3 months ago
    Hit the trail at 8:45 this morning. Larches are a little past their prime but still beautiful. The hike itself took 5 hours, plus an hour of resting in Headlight Basin and at Lake Ingalls. Lots of people in the afternoon were coming up as we were coming down, so we had to pull over a lot on some of the sketchy ridge sections. Most everyone was nice though, and it was nice to see no dogs breaking the rules. Sadly, no goat sightings, but lots of pikas were chirping.
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    4 years, 3 months ago
    Spitting snow about 3/4 way up and snow at Lake but not sticking, yet. Great 4x4 trail. Will definitely do again next year.
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    Stated at the trailhead about 4am, lot was half full (I imagine with thru hikers and those with permits to stay overnight.). Didn’t encounter many people on the trail. Beautiful clear night skies with the moon so bright. Used headlamps for the first 2-3 miles until the light started to come out. Fall colors were just beginning to show. Amazing views wherever you get the chance to peak out from the trees. We made it to the lake about 30 minutes too late to watch the darkness lift and the light illuminate the lake. Was still just as beautiful with the morning glow. The larches were so bright and yellow! We brought breakfast to cook as we sat and just admired the lake the the scenery and talking about thru hiking the enchantments next year. Wandered around the lake for about an hour then headed back down. Now in the daylight we were able to view the creek/river on the way down that teased us on the way up.
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    Partly cloudy day didn’t show much of the big attraction (Mt. Rainier), but still a beautiful easy family friendly trail. Passed a dozen other hikers, found out we went the wrong direction on the loop. So FYI go clockwise (left) at the start of the trail to get the constant views towards the mountain. Beautiful views of the lakes. Fall colors are definitely in season and gorgeous.
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    Beautiful lake, like so many of our alpine lakes! A friend and I hiked up here on our way up through the Enchantments. We were pretty rushed as we were doing the whole trail in a day, but Colchuck Lake was a great stopover—just wish we could have camped there instead! Maybe next time, if we're ever able to get the permit for it. It's definitely worth the trip out even for the afternoon though, and has great views of Aasgard pass above.
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    Holy mosquito! I don't think I've ever seen so many massive mosquitos anywhere in Washington state before. Seriously, these were Yukon Gold potato sized bugs, but not nearly as delicious (though my dog did hunt quite a number down—that's how big they were). It could have just been the time of year (early July, 2018), but all I have to say is THANK GOD we had a mosquito 'princess' net that I hauled up for my friend's 6 year old to play under. All that said, the lake was beautiful, and fantastic for swimming. Loved plunging off the rocks, which were like a waterslide down to the water and a nice drop-off. The hike up was definitely harder than expected, but that might be because I was hauling up all my backpacking gear, plus my dog's blanket and food, plus half my friend's kid's stuff... plus hauling up the 6 year old, too, who did a great job. We were going to spend two nights, but left after one due to the (wo)man-eating mosquitos. I'm still giving it 5 stars, because I THINK it was just the time of year, and not this particular lake that was so buggy...
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    Because of the special permit zone in the Enchantments, I haven't yet had the opportunity to camp in any of the various zones. I have, however, been able to do a day-trip up to climb Prusik Peak via Aasgard Pass (amazing, but makes for a looong day, from about 4am to 2am). This time (early June), I went up the Snow Lakes trail sans ropes, stopping for a chilly but beautiful swim at Nada Lake. By the time we arrived at Snow Lakes (only a little snow on the ground), thunder clouds were rolling in and we had to high-tail it back to the car, about 7 miles back the way we came. Less steep than the Aasgard Pass side of the Enchantments, I really enjoyed the hike through dense forest and talus slopes. There was plenty of fresh water along the route, not to mention it was beautifully crystal clear. There were few bugs and the trail was dry. Next time, I really hope to be able to camp up there.
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