Archive for June, 2009

Summer Solstice Party on Snoqualmie Mountain

Posted on June 25th, 2009 by Jo  |  6 Comments »

snoqualmie mt
Schmidt Altitude photo used with permission, please respect all copyrights

Snoqualmie Mt Information:

snoq-mtn-route

Distance & Elevation: estimate 3.5 miles round trip and 3100′ elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

Driving Directions:

snowlake-trailhead-parking

2008 Snoqualmie Mt TR: click here

Showing Defiance

Posted on June 18th, 2009 by Jo  |  4 Comments »

1st-group Defiance

2nd-group Defiance

Yukon222 photos used with permission, please respect all copyrights

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

Mt Defiance Information:

**Please note we have changed the starting point for this week’s hike and will no longer be heading up from TInkham.  Instead we’ll take Exit 45 and Road 9031 up to the Ira Spring TH as far as we can.  Route will be up the Old Trail to Mason Lake, then up to Mt Defiance.

defiance-trail

The red line is an approximation of our route.

Distance & Elevation: estimate 7.2 miles round trip and 3450′ elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

Road has some washout damage, please drive as close to the trail head as is safe.

ira-springs-trail

2008 Mt Defiance TR: click here

Powering Up Pratt Mt

Posted on June 11th, 2009 by Jo  |  9 Comments »

pratt mt

Yukon222 photo used with permission, please respect all copyrights

video courtesy of Malachai Constant please respect all copyrights

Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to yukon222 for this week’s write-up

Pratt Mt Information:

pratt

*map is an approximation of Pratt via Talapus/Olallie Lake

Distance & Elevation: estimate 5 miles round trip and 2200 ft elev gain

NOAA Weather: click here

4wd may be required to access the trail head. If you need a lift up the rough parts please get to the base of the hill by 5:35 and hopefully someone can grab you on their way by. As usual we’ll meet at the trail at 5:45 and head up by 6pm.

NW Forest Pass required to park

Google Driving Directions to NFD 9030 Rd :

45.2 mi– about 51 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
37.1 mi
3. Take exit 45 toward USFS Rd 9030
0.3 mi
4. Turn left at Lookout Point Rd
0.9 mi
5. Turn right at NFD 9030 Rd
3.0 mi
Unknown road

getting-to-pratt

2008 Pratt Mt TR: click here

Grandeur on Granite

Posted on June 4th, 2009 by Jo  |  7 Comments »

tnab-granite

Yukon222 photo used with permission, please respect all copyrights

2009 Granite Mt Pre-NABers

ellerbarbara photos used with permission, please respect all copyrights

In order to respect the Alpine Lakes Wilderness group size regulations we staggered our TNAB summit bids throughout the day. Thanks for all that stepped up to the request for Pre-NABers, with this heat you really took one for the team!

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

*88 degrees at 6pm 6.4.2009

Granite Mt Information:

granite-gps

*map is an approximation of our route, which may follow the boulder field near the top as opposed to dropping into the basin (snow permitting).

Distance & Elevation: 8.6 miles with 3800′ elevation gain

NOAA Weather: click here

NWForest Pass Required for Parking

Driving directions to Pratt Lake Trail Head:
44.0 mi – about 41 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
39.0 mi
3. Take exit 47 toward NFD 5800 Rd
0.5 mi
4. Turn left at NFD 5800 Rd
0.1 mi
5. Turn left at National Forest Develop Rd 9034

Destination will be on the left
0.3 mi
Pratt Trail Head

pratt-lake-trailhead

Granite Mt TR 2008 winter: click here

Granite Mt TR 2008 summer: click here