Archive for April, 2009

Whipping Up Washington

Posted on April 30th, 2009 by Jo  |  8 Comments »

2009 Mt Washington Summit

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Recon for this week’s write-up

Mt Washington Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 6.8 mi round trip and approx 3200 ft gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Mt Washington: click here

Google Driving Directions to Olallie State Park / Upper Twin Falls trail head:
33.5 mi– about 31 mins

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
33.1 mi
2. Take exit 38 toward Homested Valley Rd
0.3 mi
3. Turn right at Homested Valley Rd (signs for I-90)
0.1 mi
Homested Valley Rd

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From SummitPost: Turn right off the exit ramp and take the very next right to park at Olallie State Park/Upper Twin Falls trailhead and facility, elevation 1,200 feet. No northwest forest pass is required to park at this trail head. There is an old feebox which is now donation only.

2008 Mt Washington TR

Speeding Up Old Si

Posted on April 23rd, 2009 by Jo  |  Comments Off

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Yukon222 for this week’s write-up

Mt Si via Old Trail Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 7.4 mi round trip and approx 3500 ft gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Mt Si: click here

We will be carpooling from the North Bend QFC parking lot to the Little Si trail head. Please meet @ 5:35 so we can leave by 5:45 for a TNAB friendly private property with parking for a limited number of vehicles. RSVP to thursdaynightafterburners@gmail.com if possible to assist us in getting a head count for carpool purposes. The Little Si gate closes at dusk, be aware that if you miss the ‘shuttle’ that you need to park outside of the lot.

Driving directions to North Bend QFC parking lot:
27.2 mi – about 28 mins

I-90, Seattle, King, Washington 98144
1. Head east on I-90
4.0 mi
2. Take the exit onto I-90 E toward Issaquah/Spokane
21.8 mi
3. Take exit 31 for WA-202 toward N Bend
0.3 mi
4. Turn left at N Bend Blvd S/Bendigo Blvd S/WA-202
0.7 mi
5. Turn right at 1st St/W North Bend Way

Destination will be on the left
0.4 mi
QFC
460 E North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045

qfc

2008 Old Si TR

Makes It’s Day on Dirty Harry’s Balcony

Posted on April 16th, 2009 by Jo  |  1 Comment »

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Magnum for this week’s write-up

Dirty Harry’s Balcony Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 4mi and approx 1300ft gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Dirty Harry’s Balcony: click here

Google Driving Directions from Seattle to Dirty Harry’s Parking:
35.8 mi – about 37 mins

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
33.3 mi
2. Take exit 38 toward Homested Valley Rd
0.3 mi
3. Turn right at Homested Valley Rd (signs for I-90)
0.1 mi
4. Homested Valley Rd turns slightly left and becomes Frontage Rd
0.8 mi
5. Continue on SE Homestead Valley Rd
1.0 mi
6. Continue on Grouse Ridge Rd
0.2 mi
Grouse Ridge Rd

Resist the urge to drive through the gate to the Fire Training Center if it’s open, it may not be open when you return to the trail head! Parking is just after you pass under I-90, the bend in the road provides ample spots. The trail head is approx .5 miles up the paved road after you have crossed the bridge.

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2007 Dirty Harry’s Balcony TR

Full of Itself on Fuller Mt

Posted on April 9th, 2009 by Jo  |  5 Comments »

2009 TNAB Fuller Mt True Summit

2009 TNAB Fuller Mt Viewpoint

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Moosefish for this week’s write-up

Fuller Mt Information:

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intended route above, actual route below

zeusdaddy fuller mt gps track

Distance & Elevation: 3.6 miles round trip approx 900 ft gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Fuller Mt: click here

Google Driving Directions from Seattle to Spur 10 Gate Road:

34.7 mi – about 52 mins (Via N Bend Blvd S/Bendigo Blvd S/WA-202428th Ave SE)

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
25.6 mi
2. Take exit 31 for WA-202 toward N Bend
0.3 mi
3. Turn left at N Bend Blvd S/Bendigo Blvd S/WA-202

Continue to follow Bendigo Blvd S/WA-202
0.8 mi
4. Turn right at W 3rd St
0.1 mi
5. Turn left at Ballarat Ave N
0.5 mi
6. Slight right at SE 108th St/NE 12th St
0.5 mi
7. Slight left at 428th Ave SE
1.8 mi
8. Continue on N Fork Rd SE
1.1 mi
9. Slight left to stay on N Fork Rd SE
1.4 mi
10. Continue on NFD 5700 Rd
2.5 mi
Spur 10 Gate Rd

fuller nb route

2008 Fuller Mt Trip Report

West Tiger Torture

Posted on April 2nd, 2009 by Jo  |  5 Comments »

2009 TNAB West Tiger 3

2009 TNAB West Tiger 1

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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Schmidt Altitude for this week’s write-up

West Tiger Trio Information:

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West Tiger Trio: approx 6-7 miles round trip and 3,000′+ elevation gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Tiger: click here

Google Driving directions from Seattle to Cable line Trail head:
16.1 mi– about 17 mins (up to 25 mins in traffic)

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
15.5 mi
2. Take exit 20 toward High Point Way
0.3 mi
3. Turn right at 270th Ave SE
75 ft
4. Turn right at SE 79th St

Destination will be on the left
0.3 mi
SE 79th St

cableline parking

Park along the road just before the gate entrance to Traditions Plateau Parking Lot

2008 West Tiger Trio Trip Report