Makes It’s Day on Dirty Harry’s Balcony

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Yukon430sw photos used with permission, please respect all copyrights (photoshop done by Jo)

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

One Response to “Makes It’s Day on Dirty Harry’s Balcony”

  1. yukon says on :

    Trail conditions Sunday morning – wet, rocky on the lower portion. Hit continuous 12″-18″ deep snow on the road/trail at 2100′. Someone previously had used snowshoes and set a track so the “trail” is easy to follow after you’ve turned to the right (off the main Dirty Harry trail). I’m just going to use my boots and poles again – I didn’t think it was really worth it to bring snowshoes for a couple of postholes here and there.