Archive for May, 2009

Blasted on Bandera

Posted on May 28th, 2009 by Jo  |  2 Comments »

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sunset from bandera

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

West Bandera Mt Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 9.2 mi & 3700ft elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

Google Driving Directions to parking at Exit 42:

With the Ira Spring TH inaccessible due to the flood damage at the access roads, we’ll need to do an extra bushwhack up from Exit 42 Tinkham.
38.3 mi– about 36 mins

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
37.8 mi
2. Take exit 42 for Tinkham Rd
0.4 mi
3. Turn left at Camp Mason Rd/Tinkham Rd
0.2 mi
Unknown road

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2008 Bandera TR: click here

Mayhem on Mailbox Peak

Posted on May 21st, 2009 by Jo  |  3 Comments »

2009 Mailbox Peak

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2009 Sunset from Mailbox

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

Mailbox Peak Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 5mi & 4,000ft elevation gain
NOAA Weather: click here

Driving directions to Mailbox Peak Trail Head
33.5 mi – about 36 mins
I-90
Seattle, WA 98144
1. Head east on I-90
4.0 mi
2. Take the exit onto I-90 E toward Issaquah/Spokane
26.2 mi
3. Take exit 34 for 468th Ave SE
0.4 mi
4. Turn left at 468th Ave SE
0.5 mi
5. Turn right at SE 144th St
492 ft
6. Slight right at SE Lake Dorothy Rd/SE Middle Fork Rd

Continue to follow SE Middle Fork Rd
2.0 mi
7. Slight left at SE Lake Dorothy Rd
0.3 mi
Mailbox Peak Trail head

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2008 TNAB to Mailbox Trip Report: click here

Putrid Pete’s Peak Foils Group Photo

Posted on May 14th, 2009 by Jo  |  6 Comments »

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

Putrid Pete’s Peak Information:

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Distance & Elevation: approx. 6 miles round trip and 3100 ft gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Putrid Pete’s Peak: click here

Special Notice: This week’s hike will include substantial bushwhacking and climbing on talus field boulders. With the Ira Spring TH inaccessible due to the flood damage at the access roads, we’ll need to do an extra bushwhack up from Exit 42 Tinkham. Much of this hike will be off trail and require some navigation skills. Hikers are encouraged to stay together and wait for the group at trail junctions.The last 1000′ elevation up the open ridge line will be an area with loose surface rock that can tumble down so everyone needs to be cautious. We will aim for a 530pm meet at the Exit with leaving time at 540pm sharp due to the extra 600′ elevation bushwhack up to the road.

Generalized description of intended route: get to the Mason Lake TH, follow it for couple hundred yards until it makes the big bend back to the right. Go straight through the corner on a boot path.  Continue heading west for awhile, maybe 1 mile?  Get near stream flow and the boot path turns back up to the right/east away from it.  Come to a large talus field – go across/below it to the right of it, not up to the left of it.  You want to get east of it, then the trail kind of disappears as you need to go STRAIGHT UP the ridge line to the summit.

Google Driving Directions to parking at Exit 42:

With the Ira Spring TH inaccessible due to the flood damage at the access roads, we’ll need to do an extra bushwhack up from Exit 42 Tinkham.
38.3 mi– about 36 mins

I-90 E
1. Head east on I-90 E
37.8 mi
2. Take exit 42 for Tinkham Rd
0.4 mi
3. Turn left at Camp Mason Rd/Tinkham Rd
0.2 mi
Unknown road

driving-to-putrid-petes

parking-tinkham

2008 Putrid Pete’s Peak TR

Wacky Racers Rush to Teneriffe Summit

Posted on May 7th, 2009 by Jo  |  3 Comments »

2009 Mt Teneriffe

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

Mt Teneriffe Information:

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Distance & Elevation: about 5 mi round trip and 3900 ft approx gain

NOAA Weather Forecast for Mt Teneriffe: click here

Google Driving Directions to parking for Teneriffe:
32.8 mi – about 39 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
24.1 mi
3. Take exit 32 for 436th Ave SE
0.3 mi
4. Turn left at 436th Ave SE/Cedar Falls Rd
0.5 mi
5. Turn left at SE Cedar Falls Way
0.3 mi
6. Turn right at 432nd Ave SE/Stilson Ave SE
0.1 mi
7. Turn right at SE Mount Si Rd/SE Mt Si Rd
1.4 mi
8. SE Mount Si Rd/SE Mt Si Rd turns left and becomes 452nd Ave SE
0.3 mi
9. 452nd Ave SE turns right and becomes

SE Mt Si Rd/National Forest Develop Rd 9010/NFD 9010 Rd

Continue to follow SE Mt Si Rd

1.7 mi
SE Mt Si Rd

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parking will be on your left

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please do not block the forest service road

2008 Mt Teneriffe TR