Archive for September, 2009

Rattlesnake Ledge & Lake Equinox

Posted on September 24th, 2009 by Jo  |  9 Comments »

Take Two
Take Three
Take Four
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All good things must come to an end…

And this week we will be sharing the celebration of Thursday nights atop a peak with all the TNAB ‘family’.

Rattlesnake Lake and Ledges is the venue for our final TNAB to mark the Equinox and close the 2009 season of nocturnal mountain adventures. Trail head meet up at 5:45 and a rapid ascent to the top begins at 6pm with a group shot for posterity.

Then it’s back to the lake to share some eats & treats, stories and future plans. There will be at least one BBQ at the lake for a post hike tailgate party so please bring whatever sates your stomach to be grilled up.
All family and friends are welcome, trail travelers & lake splashers, 2 leggers & tail waggers alike.
Sharing food is always welcome though not officially organized (you know by now how TNAB rolls: loose & spontaneous).

Questions, ideas, and menus can be shared in the comment section of the blog if you so desire, we will be discussing tshirts in the coming week as well.

We hope Mother Nature will put on a fantastic sunset show for those who patiently waited for our sweaty smiling faces to arrive home post Pour House each week.

Thanks to each of you for being…
TNAB!

Quickie on Catherine

Posted on September 17th, 2009 by Jo  |  21 Comments »

2009 Mt Catherine

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

Mt Catherine Information:

Distance & Elevation: 3 miles round trip & approx. 1300 ft elev gain

Current NOAA Weather: Mt Catherine

Driving Directions (from WTA):

From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to Hyak (exit 54). At the bottom of the ramp check your odometer, then turn right, followed by a left onto a gravel road leading into a broad parking lot at the base of the ski area. Stay left as you cross the parking lot and find a road (signed “Hyak Estates Drive”) leading east out of the center of the parking lot. Continue east through a series of vacation homes and public works buildings. The road soon turns to gravel and becomes Forest Road 9070. Continue up the road past the ******* to a small parking area signed Mt Catherine, about 8.5 miles from the freeway. The trail is BEFORE the Tinkam-Silver Peak Trail.

2008 TR: Mt Catherine

TNAB Feasts on Mt Margaret

Posted on September 10th, 2009 by Jo  |  1 Comment »

2009 Mt Margaret
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Trip report, comments & additional pictures on NWHikers.net ~ special thanks to Go Jo for this week’s write-up

Mt Margaret Information:

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Distance & Elevation:  6 mi round trip & 2000 ft elev gain

Current NOAA Weather: Mt Margaret

Driving Directions: NWForest Pass Required
From Seattle drive east on I-90, take Exit 54 (Hyak). Go left (North) under the freeway and turn right (East) onto Gold Creek Road (NFD 4832). Continue as the road turns to gravel until around mile 4.3 (from the freeway) where you will pass the left turn to the Rocky Run Road (from the Rampart hike) and continue to the right. In another 0.5 miles turn left onto NFD 4934. Drive for another 0.25 miles and the parking lot will be on your left.

Giving Annette Lake A Wet Willie

Posted on September 3rd, 2009 by Jo  |  Comments Off

annettelake

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

Annette Lake Information:

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Distance & Elevation: 7.5 miles round trip & 1700ft elev gain

Current NOAA Weather: Annette Lake

Northwest Forest Pass Required for parking

Google Driving Directions:

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