West Tiger Torture

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:


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


5 Responses to “West Tiger Torture”

  1. Rich (meandmyaussies) says on :

    From the map it looks like we will come back via the TMT. One thing to keep in mind is that the lower bridge over High Point Creek is closed. It is possible to cross it but it is tilting and there is a plank missing in the middle. The creek is passable as well but there is a lot of debris that will need to be navigated. Neither option is that difficult but it is likely to be getting dark by the time folks are passing through there so please take care in that area.

  2. yukon says on :

    Thanks for the input, Rich. So do you suggest just backtracking from West Tiger 1 back down the Cable Line? Since there is also the washout near Fred’s Corner on the TMT? I think Malachai said he was able to work around the upper washout. I wasn’t aware of the lower creek issue.

  3. Malachai says on :

    On Sunday Lynda and I were able to do the Upper Washout without a problem in about 6″ of snow. If we go down the K3 trail as planned we do not have to worry about the bridge as it is below the intersection with the TMT. Even then the bridge is passable but slippery with one board missing, you can also ford the creek on rocks and it is not difficult.

  4. Rich (meandmyaussies) says on :

    I would prefer a loop but back tracking is a possibility. As Don mentions, the High Point Creek washed out high and low. Given a choice I suppose I would take the low route over the bridge but, as Don mentions, the high route is passable (more so with snow) and it’s definitely shorter going via the K3 trail. Probably best to make it a game time decision based on how much snow is on the ground up there.

  5. mNtsUn says on :

    I recall being somewhere on the mountain about the same time as TNAB. I didn’t have the caramel cupcakes like 08 but I did pass out some gummis on the WT3 before I soaked through.